What’s the weather like in Copenhagen in December?
At Christmas time, the Danish capital is an exciting city to visit as the streets and markets become very festive. The Copenhagen weather in December is very cold and with snow showers, so wrap up warm for your winter break to Denmark.
December to February’s when most snow falls around Copenhagen, with between 20mm to 50mm of wintery showers expected. The city’s surrounded by the Oresund Strait and has the Baltic Sea to the south. Cold winds from these waters spread easily across the flat and low landscape of Copenhagen.
The winter weather in Copenhagen in December will see high temperatures reach 3°C or 4°C, with colder days struggling to get above 0°C. At night it’ll fall below freezing and a thick winter coat and hat are a must if you’re exploring the city in the evening. Copenhagen doesn’t get much sunshine or daylight in the winter. December’s average sunshine is one hour each day, with the sun rising at 8.40am and setting at 3.40pm towards the end of the month. The wind speed rises to a moderate to high level and the air temperature will feel a few degrees lower. The average water temperature will be 2°C as the winter climate takes hold of Copenhagen in December.