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December Weather in Cyprus Cyprus

Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 65°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 70°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 49°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 55°F.

For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cyprus typically range from 73°F to 92°F, while on February 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in December in Cyprus

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in December in Cyprus

Average Hourly Temperature in December in CyprusDec112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNovJancoldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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The month of December in Cyprus experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 35% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36% on December 12.

The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.

For reference, on December 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36%, while on July 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.

Cloud Cover Categories in December in Cyprus

Cloud Cover Categories in December in CyprusDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%NovJanJul 12100%Jul 12100%Dec 166%Dec 166%Dec 3164%Dec 3164%Dec 1164%Dec 1164%Dec 2164%Dec 2164%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cyprus, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is increasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 24%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on December 23, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 16.

Probability of Precipitation in December in Cyprus

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Cyprus is essentially constant, remaining about 2.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.7 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.3 inches on December 19.

Average Monthly Rainfall in December in Cyprus

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of December in Cyprus, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December in Cyprus

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December in CyprusDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrNovJanDec 219 hr, 48 minDec 219 hr, 48 minnightnightdaydayDec 19 hr, 58 minDec 19 hr, 58 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Cyprus is 6:37 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 6:55 AM on December 31.

The earliest sunset is 4:36 PM on December 4 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 4:46 PM on December 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Cyprus during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 31 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:52 AM and sets 9 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December in Cyprus

The solar day over the course of December. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in December in Cyprus

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in December in CyprusDec112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNovJan001010202020303000010102020303030
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of December 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for December 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in December in Cyprus

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in December in CyprusDec112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNovJanNov 12:48 PMNov 12:48 PMNov 1511:29 PMNov 1511:29 PMDec 18:22 AMDec 18:22 AMDec 1511:02 AMDec 1511:02 AMDec 3112:28 AMDec 3112:28 AMJan 1412:28 AMJan 1412:28 AMJan 292:37 PMJan 292:37 PM5:57 AM5:57 AM4:39 PM4:39 PM4:08 PM4:08 PM6:58 AM6:58 AM6:51 AM6:51 AM4:27 PM4:27 PM3:29 PM3:29 PM6:59 AM6:59 AM7:34 AM7:34 AM5:08 PM5:08 PM4:19 PM4:19 PM7:32 AM7:32 AM6:57 AM6:57 AM5:08 PM5:08 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Dec 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
0%6:51 AMESE4:27 PMSW-11:39 AMS245,976 mi
2
1%7:52 AMSE5:16 PMSW-12:34 PMS243,920 mi
3
5%8:49 AMSE6:14 PMSW-1:32 PMS241,796 mi
4
11%9:40 AMESE7:18 PMWSW-2:30 PMS239,651 mi
5
19%10:24 AMESE8:26 PMWSW-3:25 PMS237,507 mi
6
28%11:01 AMESE9:34 PMWSW-4:18 PMS235,381 mi
7
39%11:33 AMESE10:42 PMWSW-5:07 PMS233,301 mi
8
50%12:03 PME11:49 PMW-5:55 PMS231,327 mi
9
62%12:30 PME--6:42 PMS229,561 mi
10
73%-12:57 AMW12:58 PME7:29 PMS228,146 mi
11
83%-2:07 AMWNW1:28 PMENE8:19 PMS227,252 mi
12
91%-3:18 AMWNW2:01 PMENE9:13 PMS227,048 mi
13
97%-4:33 AMWNW2:41 PMENE10:11 PMS227,666 mi
14
100%-5:48 AMWNW3:29 PMENE11:12 PMS229,156 mi
15
100%-6:59 AMNW4:26 PMNE--
16
100%-8:03 AMNW5:31 PMNE12:15 AMS231,464 mi
17
97%-8:56 AMWNW6:39 PMENE1:16 AMS234,419 mi
18
92%-9:39 AMWNW7:46 PMENE2:13 AMS237,767 mi
19
85%-10:14 AMWNW8:50 PMENE3:04 AMS241,213 mi
20
76%-10:44 AMWNW9:51 PMENE3:50 AMS244,467 mi
21
67%-11:09 AMW10:50 PME4:33 AMS247,272 mi
22
58%-11:32 AMW11:46 PME5:13 AMS249,429 mi
23
50%-11:54 AMW-5:52 AMS250,803 mi
24
38%12:42 AME12:17 PMW-6:30 AMS251,330 mi
25
29%1:38 AMESE12:42 PMWSW-7:10 AMS251,015 mi
26
21%2:36 AMESE1:09 PMWSW-7:53 AMS249,928 mi
27
13%3:37 AMESE1:42 PMWSW-8:39 AMS248,196 mi
28
7%4:39 AMESE2:21 PMWSW-9:30 AMS245,985 mi
29
3%5:41 AMSE3:08 PMSW-10:24 AMS243,492 mi
30
0%6:40 AMSE4:04 PMSW-11:22 AMS240,919 mi
31
0%7:34 AMSE5:08 PMWSW-12:21 PMS238,451 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cyprus is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during December is 0% on December 19.

For reference, on August 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 66% of the time, while on December 6, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in December in Cyprus

Humidity Comfort Levels in December in CyprusDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%NovJanDec 190%Dec 190%Dec 10%Dec 10%Dec 310%Dec 310%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Cyprus is gradually increasing during December, increasing from 9.8 miles per hour to 10.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on February 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.2 miles per hour, while on October 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in December in Cyprus

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Cyprus during December is predominantly out of the east from December 1 to December 18 and from December 29 to December 31 and the west from December 18 to December 29.

Wind Direction in December in Cyprus

Wind Direction in December in CyprusWNEWEWDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NovJanwesteastnorthsouth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Cyprus is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Cyprus is decreasing during December, falling by 4°F, from 68°F to 64°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in December in Cyprus

Average Water Temperature in December in CyprusDec112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313160°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°FNovJanDec 168°FDec 168°FDec 3164°FDec 3164°FDec 1167°FDec 1167°FDec 2165°FDec 2165°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Cyprus over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 65% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December in Cyprus

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December in Cyprusgrowing seasonDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%NovJan100%Dec 1100%Dec 180%Dec 3180%Dec 31100%Dec 11100%Dec 1192%Dec 2192%Dec 21very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Cyprus are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 148°F, from 5,753°F to 5,900°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in December in Cyprus

Growing Degree Days in December in CyprusDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031315,400°F5,400°F5,500°F5,500°F5,600°F5,600°F5,700°F5,700°F5,800°F5,800°F5,900°F5,900°F6,000°F6,000°F6,100°F6,100°F6,200°F6,200°FNovJanDec 15,753°FDec 15,753°FDec 315,900°FDec 315,900°FDec 115,814°FDec 115,814°FDec 215,861°FDec 215,861°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of December, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cyprus is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.6 kWh throughout.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.5 kWh on December 23.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December in Cyprus

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December in CyprusDec11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWhNovJanDec 232.5 kWhDec 232.5 kWhDec 12.8 kWhDec 12.8 kWhDec 112.6 kWhDec 112.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cyprus are 35.000 deg latitude, 33.000 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cyprus is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cyprus is covered by trees (96%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by water (60%) and cropland (18%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cyprus, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Nicosia International Airport page.

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