Sorrento Weather December Averages, Italy

    • Temperature Temperature 9°C 48°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 13°C 55°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 5°C 41°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 3 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 122 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 15 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

    Sorrento Weather for December 2021

    What's the Weather Like in Sorrento in December

    December is one of the coolest months of the year in Sorrento, a gorgeous town on southern Italy's Amalfi coast.


    The average temperature doesn't climb above 10°C this time of yeart is at 9°C in December. Only January has a lower average temperature. At night, the mercury drops to a quite chilly 5°C, which is the third coldest nighttime temperature of the entire year. During the day, the temperature rises to an average high of 13°C, the same as in February. Both those nighttime and daytime temperatures decrease by approximately 2 degrees in the course of December, until they reach their annual minima in January. Frost is still extremely unlikely in Sorrento, though.

    Sea Temperature

    The sea temperature isn't at its most comfortable either, averaging 16°C. This is the fifth coldest average sea temperature of the yearhe Mediterranean Sea is only a tiny bit colder during the following four months, before it starts to warm up again in May. This rather chilly sea temperature combined with the cool temperatures and likelihood of rain mean that it is not recommended that you go swimming this time of year.


    You may expect rain on 15 days this month. The total amount of rainfall is 122mm, which makes December the third wettest month of the year in terms of total rainfall, after November and October. The end of November and the beginning of December, however, experience the highest chance that rainfall will occur in the entire year, with a 48% chance observed on December 6. The average chance that rainfall is observed ranges around 47% throughout the month.

    By far the most likely type of precipitation is moderate raint is recorded on 48% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms, light rain and drizzle may happen as well, respectively on 24%, 16% and 9% of the rainy days. It would be best to travel with a light jacket and umbrella. You can check the local weather forecast before you travel to be sure of weather conditions.


    As rainfall is at its annual maximum in December, cloud cover is too. Cloud cover averages 47% this month and will stay around this percentage until the skies start becoming clearer at the very end of April. This percentage of 47% doesn't mean that it's extremely cloudy, though. A typical December day is still clear or mostly clear 41% of the time and partly cloudy 32% of the time. The sky isn't overcast more than 19% of the time, allowing for a relatively high amount of sunshine.

    Sunshine Hours

    There are 6 sunshine hours per day on average in December. This may be the annual minimum, but it is good to take into account the fact that December is also the darkest month of the year in terms of daylight hours.

    Daylight Hours

    The length of the days ranges between 9.14 hours of daylight on December 21, the shortest day of the while year, and 9.28 daylight hours on December 1. It can be concluded that about two-thirds of a typical December day is sunnyot bad whatsoever, especially compared with the cloudy and rainy weather in Britain this time of year.

    Hotels for Sorrento in December

    Hotel La Tonnarella

    Hotel La Tonnarella is a four-star accommodation that was originally a private villa owned by a wealthy local family. It has managed to keep the homely feel and antique decorations, but has also evolved into a classy modern hotel. Perched on a hillside, it offers fabulous views of the Amalfi coast and the Mediterranean Sea. This is an excellent place for a worry-free and get-away-from-it-all type of vacation. Facilities are plentiful and excellent and include a small private beach with a lunch bar, and a restaurant and wine bar that offer spectacular panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes.

    Restaurants and Bars for Sorrento in December

    Taverna Allegra

    Taverna Allegra is in the middle of the historic centre of Sorrento and has become one of the popular dining venues in the resort. Featuring great food combined with live music, the restaurant offers visitors the opportunity to finish off their vacation days with a fun night out. It serves typically Italian food such as pizzas, pastas and seafood.

    Things to Do in Sorrento in December

    White Night Festival

    White Night Festival occurs in Sorrento in December, and is a series of events staged across the city that go on all through the night and into the next morning. 

    December sees many festivities and events related to Christmas such as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the 8th, as well as many theatrical and musical events.

    Guided Tours

    Even though this is the wettest, coolest and darkest time of the year, there are still plenty of things to do in and around Sorrento. You can go on guided tours to nearby attractions such as Naples, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, the island of Capri, or Herculaneum.

    Additionally, the museums and historic landmarks in the town centre are definitely worth visiting as well. Shopping is also always a popular activity this time of yearhy not buy your Christmas presents in Sorrento? In the evenings, you may want to go bowling or hang out with friends or family in a pizzeria, bar or nightclub.

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