December starts the mild Mediterranean winter. The weather can be changeable, although it is most likely to be bright and either sunny or cloudy with sunny spells. However, meteorological statistics show that December is the rainiest month of all in Cyprus. It usually rains up to seven days per month. Periods of disturbed weather can last from one to three days in a row.

Limassol weather in December
Limassol weather in December

December, however, is the warmest among the three winter months. Except rain, there is also a possibility of hail. Frosts are frequent inland but rarely severe. January is the coldest of the Cyprus winter months and has diversified temperatures across the various parts of the island.  January is the second rainiest month of the year, although during many occasions you could experience prolonged periods of amble sunshine and clear skies that run for days. February is pretty much the same as January.

Nicosia weather in January
Nicosia weather in January

1.Average weather in December

  • Generally: Both sunny and cloudy/rainy days. 50/50
  • Day temperature: 15-25 °C
  • Night temperature: 5-15 °C
  • Sun: 15 sunny days. 
  • Rain/Clouds: 7-8 rainy days. Rains for a few hours. 7-8 cloudy days
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 17:20

2. Average weather in January

  • Generally: Both sunny and cloudy/rainy days. 50/50
  • Day temperature: 10-23 °C
  • Night temperature: 0-13 °C
  • Sun: 15 sunny days. 
  • Rain/Clouds: 8-9 rainy days. Rains for a few hours.  7-8 cloudy days
  • Clouds/Clouds: 7-8 cloudy days.
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 17:50

 3. Average weather in February

  • Generally: Both sunny and cloudy/rainy days. 50/50
  • Day temperature: 11-24 °C
  • Night temperature: 1-14 °C
  • Sun: 15 sunny days. 
  • Rain/Clouds: 8-9 rainy days. Rains for a few hours.  7-8 cloudy days
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 18:30

 

4. What to wear in Winter at Nicosia

You will mostly use light winter clothes. It is also recommended to bring jeans, pullovers, and a warm jacket for the night time. No need to bring your heavy coat. Also, a couple of T-shirts and short for the sunny days. It does not rain too much in Nicosia however you will need an umbrella for those few rainy days. The rain does not last for long so your would probably wont stay at your hotel the whole day. Sunglasses are always handy. Below are a few photos I have taken during December so that you can get a better idea of the weather and what most people wear. December is the wettest month in Cyprus so remember to take an umbrella with you whenever you go out.

5. Winter Activities in Nicosia

December weather that is sunny but not hot makes this month ideal to see the cultural and historic sites. Outdoor activities, excursions and day trips to explore the island are very enjoyable. There are several cultural events throughout December as well

 

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