We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Co. Cork, covering the last 12 years up to 2023, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Co. Cork weather in December.
What's the temperature like in Co. Cork during December?
The temperature reaches around 9℃ during the daytime in December, falling away to 5℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.
Does it snow in Co. Cork during December?
Possibly. There's a chance of snow during December but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.
Does it rain in Co. Cork during December?
December is typically the wettest month in Co. Cork. On average, there will be 9 rainy days during the month, amounting to 130.2mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.
Is it windy in Co. Cork during December?
Expect moderate breeze becoming stronger at times during December, with occasional gusts up to 23mph. With cool air temperatures, any breeze will feel cold.
Co. Cork Blog posts
From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers
13th March 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelThe Best Things to Do in Cobh, Ireland
Cobh in County Cork is the perfect destination for those seeking a charming and vibrant village. Pronounced 'cove', Cobh is ideal for a day trip from Cork, or for those who prefer smaller towns, a great place to stay overnight. Most notably, Cobh was the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic, and is now home to a number of attractions, including the Cobh Heritage Centre and St. Colman's Cathedral....
13th June 2014 by Wandering OnPhoto Essay: Driving to Mizen Head; Ireland’s most southerly point
From Cork City to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southerly point, is a great scenic drive, taking in the beautiful coastline, small villages and barren landscapes. Ireland on a sunny day is tough to beat and with the fantastic Irish summer continuing, we had a day, and a car to make the trip, so off we went....
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