December Weather Averages for Dublin

What's the weather like in Dublin in December

Temperature

With the advent of December, the winter slowly sets in in the city of Dublin, with temperatures averaging to about 7 degrees Celsius during this time of the year.

The minimum and maximum temperatures experienced during this time of the year range between 5 degrees Celsius and 8 degrees Celsius respectively.

Humidity & Rain

The average rainfall during th...

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What's the weather like in Dublin in December

Temperature

With the advent of December, the winter slowly sets in in the city of Dublin, with temperatures averaging to about 7 degrees Celsius during this time of the year.

The minimum and maximum temperatures experienced during this time of the year range between 5 degrees Celsius and 8 degrees Celsius respectively.

Humidity & Rain

The average rainfall during this time of the year in the month of December is about 80 mm over a period of 23 days in Dublin.

Also, the month of December in Dublin sees essentially constant cloud cover, with the sky being overcast or mostly cloudy at about 64 per cent of times throughout the month.

Sunshine Hours

The city experiences about 1.4 hours of average sunshine hours over the course of the month in December.

The length of the day in Dublin gradually decreases from the start to the end of the month, with the average decrease being about 18 minutes, all along.

Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature over the course of the month in Dublin is about 11 degrees Celsius or 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wind

The average hourly wind speed in Dublin increases during the month of December, from 15.8 miles per hour to 17.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.

Also, the hourly average wind direction in Dublin all through December is predominantly from the west, with the city experiencing a peak proportion of 41 per cent on December 31st.

Dress Code

With the temperatures dropping to as low as 5 degrees Celsius in Dublin, we highly recommend that you carry your best winter wear on your trip to this lovely city in the winter months. 

Winter wear includes the likes of good, high quality winter jackets, warm layers of clothing, thermal wear, and warming accessories like mittens, scarves and hats, as well as some useful rain gear for the occasional shower. 

Click here for Dublin's weather forecast for the next 14 days. Also, to get an idea of annual weather averages for Dublin, follow this link.

Dublin Hotels in December

Waterloo Lodge Townhouse

Waterloo Lodge Townhouse is a warm B&B in an 18th-century Georgian townhouse at a distance of 1.5 km from St. Stephen's Green and 2.1 km from the Gaiety Theatre. The rooms in the Waterloo Lodge Townhouse are traditionally styled with white goose feather duvets and vibrant accents, and come with en suite bathrooms with showers, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffee-making equipment. The hotel features amenities like a Full Irish breakfast with homemade goods, and these are served in an airy breakfast room. The hotel also offers complimentary on-site parking.

Fitzwilliam Townhouse

Fitzwilliam Townhouse is a mid-scale Georgian townhouse dating from the 18th century; located at a 3-minute walk from Fitzwilliam Square and an 8-minute walk from the National Gallery of Ireland. This relaxed hotel has rooms which feature a classy, low-key style with warm colours and street views. These rooms feature en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. The additional amenities included here are breakfast in an informal restaurant for a surcharge, as well as complimentary parking.

The Shipwright Guesthouse

The Shipwright Guesthouse is a straightforward guesthouse that sits among the neighbourhood shops of Ringsend, and which is a 10-minute walk from the Docklands business district and a 12 minutes' walk from DART trains. The features and facilities offered here include free Wi-Fi offered in the low-key rooms, cable TV, desks, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also features amenities including a traditional Irish pub and lounge on the ground floor.

Dylan Hotel Dublin

The Dylan Hotel Dublin is situated at a 3-minute walk from Grand Canal in upmarket Ballsbridge, at a 13-minute walk from Aviva Stadium and a 15-minute walk from the National Museum of Dublin. This ultra-chic hotel mixes traditional and contemporary furnishings, with the lavish rooms including free Wi-Fi, Bose iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, in addition to work desks and laptop safes. The added amenities include free bottled water, minibars, iPods loaded with city walking tours, with upgraded rooms adding Italian hand-carved beds, balconies and marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads. The hotel has an ornate Irish restaurant with gilded decor, plus a hip cocktail bar and classy meeting rooms.

Bars and Restaurants

Butlers Chocolate Café

Butlers Chocolate Café is a specialist chocolatier and coffee chain, serving handmade sweets, pastries and sandwiches. Located on Wicklow St. Dublin, this restaurant serves delicious dishes and specializes in chocolate! Also serving delicious handmade chocolates, the chain has been delighting Ireland since a very long while. If you are keen on splurging, we suggest that you try their beautiful Irish box of chocolates to make your experience worth every single bit! With a lovely, gentle and nice atmosphere, this café is one of the best there is among other chocolate-special cafes around the town.     

Peploe's St Stephens Green

Peploe's St Stephens Green has a European menu and huge wine list served in basement dining room under a big impressionistic mural. The restaurant at the heart of the Dublin city is right in the middle of downtown Dublin and is a great place for dinner with friends or family. With a separate vegetarian or vegan menu, they have exactly what it takes to satisfy your hunger pangs and needs. With some of the most interesting and amazing varieties of cocktails, wine and a fantastic dinner menu, Peploe's St Stephens Green is one of the best, if not the best in Dublin. 

La Maison

La Maison serves classical French dishes combined with Gallic wine list in elegant but casual old Europe dining room. Located in Castle Market, Dublin 2, eating here makes for a great French experience in the middle of Dublin. With lovely flavourful food as well as an amazing set of staff members, this restaurant is brilliantly managed by a lovely French woman and makes for an authentic experience on a lovely walking street between Grafton Street and George's Street Market. Overall, this is a fantastic restaurant in a wonderful city location. 

Chili Club

Chili Club is a simple and smart Thai restaurant with a menu of classic dishes, plus express lunch option in Anne's Ln, Dublin 2. This authentic tasting Thai restaurant has a cosy and intimate overall atmosphere and is conveniently tucked away between the busy Dublin streets. With really speedy service and very friendly staff, the restaurant also serves a wide variety of wines too. This restaurant is also quite suitable for vegetarians as well because of the lovely vegan options they serve! Highly recommended.

Things to do in Dublin in December

Grafton Street 

Grafton Street is Dublin's colourful neighbourhood area, which has a fabulous twist of many different shops which makes it definitely worth a visit. The street is full of bars, eateries and shops of all varieties, this street offers you the perfect experience if you want to go street shopping in Dublin. A closed pedestrian area from Trinity College to St Stephens Green with high end stores as well as tourist shops, the Grafton Street has lots of places to eat and lots of wonderful options for street entertainment. Don't miss the Grafton Street during Christmas time, as the area hosts loads of shopping and sight-seeing options on this pedestrian street during this time of the year.

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

A large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street in the Southside of Dublin City, the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is named after St. Stephen's Green, the park nearby. One of Dublin's premier shopping centres, the place offers shoppers a wealthy selection of shops and eateries right in the heart of the city centre. With more than 100 outlets selling clothing, accessories, gifts, books, food and much more, theshopping centre is open seven days a week and is considered by many to be a must for any visitor to the city centre.

Dublin Custom House 

The Custom House, has been a Dublin landmark for over two hundred years, and is well-known to be the architectural masterpiece of James Gandon. Wonderfully explaining events in the building during Easter Week 1916 and considering the history of the Custom House and its occupants from then until 1921, when the building was completely destroyed by fire during the War of Independence, the Dublin Custom House is a classic example of is an example of some of the finest neo-classical architectures in Europe, and is a free visit for tourists and visitors. 

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