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Paris in December: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Take a look at past year’s weather for Paris in December and see if it is worth visiting.
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December

Weather in Paris in December 2024

OK Weather
Chill
☁️
Cloudy
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$392 - $746
If you plan to visit Paris in December, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +46°F during the day and approximately 4 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 8 rainy days in the month and around 60 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • December is usually the wettest month of the year in Paris;

Average weather

☀️
+46°F
Avg. max. temperature
+14°F
Min.
+63°F
Max.
60 mm
Total precipitation
85%
Avg. humidity
3 m/s
Avg. wind
4 ☀️
Sunny Days
18 ⛅️
Cloudy
8 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Paris has OK weather in December.

Average temperature in Paris in December

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

Going from a maximum of +61°F during the day to a minimum of +23°F during the night, the temperature in December averages around +45°F.

The average maximum temperature goes up 48% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +43°F to +61°F.

Is Paris warm or cold in December?

Paris is typically chill in December.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +52°F to +46°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +41°F to +37°F.

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

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

Travel to Paris

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74
Flights per week
$392
Min. Price
$746
Max. Price

Climate in Paris in December

Paris weather looks like this, on average, in December and the surrounding months.
NovemberDecemberJanuary
Avg. temperature
+52°F+46°F+45°F
Min. temperature
+18°F+14°F+1°F
Max. temperature
+70°F+63°F+61°F
Rainfall
55 mm60 mm50 mm
Wind
3 m/s3 m/s3 m/s
Humidity
84%85%83%
Air pressure
1014 HPa1016 HPa1017 HPa
Sunny days
544
Cloudy days
181819
Rainy days
787
Snowy days
011

December weather is still as ok as in November. It’s getting colder in December. From +52°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +46°F. Prepare for more rain. Average rainfall goes from 55 mm to 60 mm. Humidity rises from 84% to 85%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during December, staying around 3 m/s. The days becoming less sunny, going from 5 sunny days in November to 4 in December.

January brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

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

The average wind speed is 4 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 Paris is gradually increasing during December, going from 5 m/s to 8 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during December in Paris based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 45% chance of rain on an average day in December, with total rainfall of approximately 65 mm. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 12 mm, which is considered light rain. December is a pretty wet month with over 14 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
Here’s how December is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Paris wettest month is May, where a typical day has a 29% chance of precipitation and 73 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 21% chance of precipitation and 47 mm of rainfall per day.

Snow

Amount of snow in mm during December in Paris based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
The total snow in December is about 5 mm, with a 0% chance of snow on a typical day.

December is one of the snowiest months in Paris.

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

How was the weather last December in Paris?

This is the weather in Paris in December 2023:
1 December
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+43°F
2 December
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+42°F
3 December
☁️
+39°F
4 December
☁️
+40°F
5 December
🌧️
+38°F
6 December
🌫️
+42°F
7 December
☁️
+43°F
8 December
☁️
+39°F
9 December
🌫️
+37°F
10 December
🌫️
+39°F
11 December
🌫️
+33°F
12 December
☁️
+32°F
13 December
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+36°F
14 December
☀️
+36°F
15 December
☀️
+36°F
16 December
🌫️
+36°F
17 December
🌫️
+32°F
18 December
🌫️
+40°F
19 December
☀️
+55°F
20 December
🌧️
+54°F
21 December
☀️
+55°F
22 December
🌧️
+57°F
23 December
🌧️
+60°F
24 December
☁️
+53°F
25 December
☁️
+56°F
26 December
☁️
+54°F
27 December
☀️
+50°F
28 December
☁️
+53°F
29 December
☀️
+53°F
30 December
🌧️
+59°F
31 December
☀️
+61°F
In December 2023 Paris had 8 sunny days, 11 cloudy days, and 4 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +45°F, with an absolute maximum of +61°F and a minimum of +32°F. The average humidity was 87%, with a maximum of 99% and a minimum of 55%. The average wind speed was 4 m/s, with a maximum of 10 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

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

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

The average temperature was the lowest in 2010 (+38°F) and the highest in 2015 (+55°F). The driest year was 1991 with only 19 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 1999 with 164 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Paris in December:

Is December a good time to visit Paris?

It’s always a good time to visit Paris, but the weather is changeable in December, so plan a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and exploring, and pack for every eventuality.

Can you sunbathe in Paris in December?

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

Is Paris rainy in December?

Paris is often rainy in December. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Paris in December?

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

How much does it cost to fly to Paris in December?

The normal prices to fly to Paris is $392 - $746. It means that the majority of our users have picked flights in this range. To find the best price we recommend you search early, using our flexible dates feature.

Other cities in France

Check out the weather for other cities in France.

Monthly weather in Paris

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Paris, 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.