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|Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day.
- The average temperature in Orkney Islands in December is cool at 5 °C (41 °F).
- Afternoons can be a little cool with average high temperatures reaching 7 °C (44.6 °F).
- Overnight temperatures are generally very cool with an average low of 3 °C (37.4 °F).
- The mean diurnal temperature range/ variation in December is 4 °C (7.2 °F).
- The weather in December is hardly dry with sleet, rain or snow more often than not. Circa 112mm (4.4in) of H2O is deposited during an average of 21 days.
- In December the skies in Orkney Islands are extremely dismal with an average of a murky 0:48 of brilliant solar radiation per day.
- The shortest day is 6:12 long and the longest day is 6:43 long with an average length of 6:21.
- There are approximately 5:11 per day when bright sunshine is absent due to cloud, haze or the sun being too low on the horizon to register.
- It is sunny approximately 13.4% of daylight hours and cloudy 86.6% of daylight hours.
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Weather Trend Graph for December in Orkney Islands, Uk
Navigate to December Weather in Locations Surrounding Orkney Islands:
- Hoyvík/ Tórshavn, Faroe Islands - 402.3 kms (250 miles) NNW
- Torshavn, Denmark - 401.8 kms (249.7 miles) NNW
- Stornoway, Outer Hebridies, Uk - 214.4 kms (133.2 miles) WSW
- Kinloss, Uk - 150.1 kms (93.3 miles) SSW
- Dalwhinnie, Scotland, Uk - 237.6 kms (147.7 miles) SSW
- Tiree, Uk - 360.6 kms (224.1 miles) SW
- Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk - 329.4 kms (204.7 miles) S
- Glasgow, Scotland, Uk - 354.4 kms (220.2 miles) SSW
- Eskdalemuir, Scotland, Uk - 405 kms (251.6 miles) S