Weather Averages for Dubrovnik in December
Averages for Dubrovnik in December
December in Dubrovnik has the second lowest temperatures of the year, after January, but is slightly less wet than November. The city is very busy as there are a number of traditional events happening in the lead up to Christmas.
The average daily temperature only reaches a high of around 8°C (about 47°F) and can dip to as low as 1°C (about 34°F). There are also only 3 hours of average daily sunshine and the average rainfall is 178mm over 15 days.
This means that you should take plenty of warm clothing if you are planning to visit Dubrovnik during December. As the risk of rain is also very high, some items of waterproof clothing such as rainproof macs would also come in handy.
The average sea temperature is 15°C (about 59°F) so swimming in the sea is definitely not recommended.
Dubrovnik City Fortress in December.
The feast of Saint Nicholas on 6th December kicks off the Christmas season. Children leave out stockings to be filled with presents...but only if they've been good. Naughty children may find a silver twig in place of presents to symbolise the beating they would have received for misbehaving in years gone by!
Saint Nicholas' Day also has a more sombre meaning as it is the day when the city succesfully defended itself against the strongest Serbian attack in 1991. The Sponza Palace has a memorial room dedicated to those that were killed.
The Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik.
There are of course, plenty of rustic hotels in which to spend Christmas itself in this charming city, and of course there is the world-famous New Year's Eve celebration. This is where the entire stradun (main street) in the old walled city is transformed into a magical street party.
Something that everyone must do at least once!
Dubrovnik medieval walls lit up and fireworks on New Years Eve.