Averages for Valencia in December

Weather lowdown

Sitting on the south east coast of Spain, or the Costa del Azahar, is the port city of Valencia. Like most of Spain, the city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate all year round; summers are hot and dry while winters are mild.

December is the start of the winter season in Valencia and it is one of the coolest times of the year, with more rain seen than in the dry summer months and less sunshine. As a result, the city is much quieter than ...

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Averages for Valencia in December

  Temperature 10°C

50°F

Low Temperature 5°C

41°F

  High Temperature 15°C

59°F

  Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 48 %
  Rainfall 42mm
  Chance of Rain 26 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 13 %
  Sea Temperature 16°C

61°F

Chance of Windy Day 17 %
Daily averages for December

Daily averages for December

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 13 13 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 12 12
°F 54 54 54 55 55 54 54 55 55 52 52 52 52 52 52 50 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 50 50 52 52 54 54

Averages for Valencia in December

Weather lowdown

Sitting on the south east coast of Spain, or the Costa del Azahar, is the port city of Valencia. Like most of Spain, the city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate all year round; summers are hot and dry while winters are mild.

December is the start of the winter season in Valencia and it is one of the coolest times of the year, with more rain seen than in the dry summer months and less sunshine. As a result, the city is much quieter than the busy summer months.

The average daily temperature in Valencia in December is around 10°C which can reach an average high of 15°C on warmer days, particularly at the start of the month. Valencia can see some much cooler temperatures in December though. Nights in December can drop to an average minimum temperature of just 5°C. This can feel quite cool, so if you’re planning a December trip, you may want to pack some warm layers to wear.

While it may not be warm enough for swimwear in December, that doesn’t mean you can’t soak up some rays. Valencia sees on average 7 hours of sunshine per day in December and there’s a 48% chance of a sunny day.

December is one of the wetter months of the year, but not the wettest. There is an average rainfall of 42mm of rain in Valencia throughout the month and a 26% chance of a rainy day. That being said, the weather remains mild and pleasant throughout this time of year, with any rain seen usually clearing quickly to reveal clear skies. Valencia only has a 13% chance of a cloudy day in December.

If you want to see the sights of Valencia without the crowds of tourists and hot, humid weather, December is a great time to plan a trip to the city.

Where to stay

Valencia is a large city with hundreds of hotels to choose from. There’s something to suit every taste and budget, from luxurious hotels to affordable apartments. Outside of peak season, holiday makers can find some great value deals on places to stay in December.

Melia Plaza Hotel is perfectly located in a historic building in Valencia’s main square, within walking distance of many of Valencia’s attractions. The four star hotel offers guests a comfortable stay, with contemporary rooms, a sauna, a gym and an on-site Mediterranean restaurant.

For a self-catering stay, Apartmentos Turia are a great choice. The apartments provide fully equipped accommodation with living areas, kitchens and Wi-Fi. Centrally located, visitors staying here are within easy reach of Valencia Cathedral, Basílica de la Virgen, Barrio del Carmen, the Turia River and much more.

Things to do

Valencia is a large, cosmopolitan city with many attractions to offer anyone who visits the area. The Almoina Museum is an interesting and free-to-enter attraction for tourists. A number of artefacts have been excavated from the area and are now on display, including ancient Roman remains.

Valencia Cathedral is another must-see attraction whenever you visit Valencia. Located at the heart of the city, the Roman Catholic parish church is a stunning example of Gothic and baroque architecture. Entry is just five euros for adults.

If you are in Valencia in December and have yet to buy all your Christmas gifts, you may well find something special in one of the city’s stores. Valencia has many great shopping areas from large shopping centres to independent boutiques selling local wares. The artisan and antique shops located in the old town are a great place to find unique presents.

Hit the beach

With cool temperatures and less sunshine, December is not the time to visit Valencia if you want to spend your days on the beach. The summer months are the best time for this. However Valencia’s beaches can still be appreciated in the winter months.

The beautiful Blue Flag urban beaches of La Malvarrosa and Las Arenas are easily reachable from the city centre and make a great day trip. Both beaches are covered in fine, golden sand and are lined with promenades of restaurants and cafés. The beaches are still open at this time of year, though they are much quieter than during the summer months.

Eating and drinking

Valencia has a thriving food scene, even in the winter months. Ricard Camarena Restaurant is one of the top rated restaurants in Valencia and offers guests an uber-contemporary fine dining experience. The Michelin star restaurant serves Mediterranean-influenced food with an à la carte menu and a 9 course tasting menu. Perfect if you’re celebrating a special occasion in Valencia.

On a more casual level, Ruzanuvol is a bistro café and bar serving tapas dishes and artisan craft beer. The eatery is a great spot for a budget-friendly lunch or dinner. Located just outside of the city centre in the Exiample area of Valencia, it’s worth the short journey if you like good food and ale.

If you favour your night time activities over your days, Valencia has a fantastic nightlife that caters to every party goer’s desire. Whatever the evening, one of Valencia's many clubs, bars of tapas joints that line the streets are bound to have something on offer that appeals to you. One of the most popular night time venues in Valencia is Radio City in the old town of Barrio del Carmen. Guests can enjoy a range of drinks and musical performances here, including traditional Spanish flamenco performances on some evenings.

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