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Copenhagen in December: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Copenhagen in December will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Copenhagen, based on historical data.
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December

Weather in Copenhagen in December 2024

Uncomfortable Weather
Chill
☁️
Cloudy
If you are thinking of traveling to Copenhagen in December, think and plan carefully. The average daytime high temperature is usually around +39°F, and there are only about 2 sunny days in total throughout the whole month. Pack for extremes to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • December is usually the wettest month of the year in Copenhagen;

Average weather

☀️
+39°F
Avg. max. temperature
0°F
Min.
+54°F
Max.
43 mm
Total precipitation
86%
Avg. humidity
6 m/s
Avg. wind
2 ☀️
Sunny Days
22 ⛅️
Cloudy
5 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Copenhagen has uncomfortable weather in December.

Average temperature in Copenhagen in December

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Copenhagen for December based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

Going from a maximum of +48°F during the day to a minimum of +18°F during the night, the temperature in December averages around +37°F.

The average maximum temperature goes up 24% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +41°F to +48°F.

Is Copenhagen warm or cold in December?

Copenhagen is typically chill in December.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +45°F to +39°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +39°F to +34°F.

Pack a jumper and a jacket as there will be cooler temperatures.

December is one of the coolest months in Copenhagen, here is the comparison with other months:

Climate in Copenhagen in December

Copenhagen weather looks like this, on average, in December and the surrounding months.
NovemberDecemberJanuary
Avg. temperature
+45°F+39°F+37°F
Min. temperature
+16°F0°F-4°F
Max. temperature
+63°F+54°F+52°F
Rainfall
50 mm43 mm30 mm
Wind
5 m/s6 m/s6 m/s
Humidity
85%86%86%
Air pressure
1011 HPa1011 HPa1012 HPa
Sunny days
322
Cloudy days
192223
Rainy days
754
Snowy days
122

December typically has worse weather conditions compared to November. It’s getting colder in December. From +45°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +39°F. As December arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 50 mm to 43 mm. Humidity rises from 85% to 86%. Winds are stronger in comparison to November, going up from 5 m/s to 6 m/s on average. The days becoming less sunny, going from 3 sunny days in November to 2 in December.

But maybe it is worth considering traveling in January as the weather gets better.

Wind

Wind speed in Copenhagen in December based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 5 m/s getting up to 8 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Copenhagen is gradually increasing during December, going from 4 m/s to 5 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during December in Copenhagen based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in December is about 49 mm, with a 29% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 11 mm, which is considered light rain. On average, there are about 9 rainy days during December, so prepare to bring an umbrella.
Here’s how December is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Copenhagen wettest month is August, where a typical day has a 23% chance of precipitation and 60 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 10% chance of precipitation and 21 mm of rainfall per day.

Snow

Amount of snow in mm during December in Copenhagen based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 3% chance of snow on an average day in December, with a total monthly snowfall of approximately 12 mm.

December is one of the snowiest months in Copenhagen.

Here’s how December is compared with other months in the amount of snow, total mm:

How was the weather last December in Copenhagen?

This is the weather in Copenhagen in December 2023:
1 December
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+40°F
2 December
☁️
+40°F
3 December
☁️
+36°F
4 December
☁️
+38°F
5 December
🌧️
+39°F
6 December
☁️
+37°F
7 December
🌨️
+34°F
8 December
☀️
+33°F
9 December
☁️
+33°F
10 December
☁️
+34°F
11 December
☁️
+31°F
12 December
☁️
+26°F
13 December
☁️
+32°F
14 December
☁️
+34°F
15 December
☀️
+32°F
16 December
☀️
+29°F
17 December
☁️
+30°F
18 December
☁️
+32°F
19 December
🌧️
+41°F
20 December
🌫️
+45°F
21 December
🌫️
+45°F
22 December
☁️
+43°F
23 December
☁️
+43°F
24 December
☁️
+36°F
25 December
🌫️
+41°F
26 December
☁️
+45°F
27 December
☁️
+40°F
28 December
🌧️
+44°F
29 December
🌧️
+48°F
30 December
☁️
+44°F
31 December
🌧️
+49°F
In December 2023 Copenhagen had 3 sunny days, 19 cloudy days, and 5 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +37°F, with an absolute maximum of +48°F and a minimum of +27°F. The average humidity was 89%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 64%. The average wind speed was 5 m/s, with a maximum of 11 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Copenhagen climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Copenhagen in December has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 2010 (+31°F) and the highest in 2015 (+48°F). The driest year was 1981 with only 5 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 1985 with 124 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Copenhagen in December:

Is December a good time to visit Copenhagen?

There is never a bad time to go to Copenhagen, but the weather isn’t the best in December, so plan on enjoying the great indoor attractions of Copenhagen and pack for the extremes in weather.

Can you sunbathe in Copenhagen in December?

Not really, December is not the best time to sunbathe, unless you visit a local solarium.

Is Copenhagen rainy in December?

Copenhagen is usually dry in December. Plan your packing around outdoor activities and exploring.

Is it sunny in Copenhagen in December?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Copenhagen in December, often it’s pretty cloudy. Pack for any eventuality; layering can help reduce the number of bulky items needed.

Other cities in Denmark

Check out the weather for other cities in Denmark.

Monthly weather in Copenhagen

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Copenhagen, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.