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Weather in December in Orkney Islands

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Normal Max/ High Temperature 7°C (45°F)
 
Average Temperature 5°C (41°F)
 
Min/ Low Temperature 3°C (37°F)
 
Normal Precipitation 112mm (4.4in)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 21 (68%)
Average Sunlight per day 00:48
Average Daylight per day 06:21
Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 13% (87%)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day.
7.7°


  • 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

Graph of weather in Orkney Islands in December

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