Zakynthos weather in December

December is not a good month to visit Zakynthos due to the cold, wet and windy weather.

Also, most of the major hotels and nightclubs are closed, so you may have trouble finding somewhere to stay.

You can expect around four hours of sunshine daily interspersed with rain showers.

How hot is it in Zakynthos in December?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Zakynthos in December reach an average high of 15°C (59°F), and a low of 9°C (48°F).

How sunny is it in Zakynthos in December?
There are normally four hours of bright sunshine each day in Zakynthos in December – that's around 42% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 7:45am with sunset around 5:20pm.

How warm is the sea around Zakynthos in December?
The average sea temperature in Zakynthos in December is 17°C (62°F).

Does it rain in Zakynthos in December?
December is the wettest month of the year. There are usually 12 days with some rainfall in Zakynthos in December; the average monthly rainfall is 200mm (8in).

How windy is it in Zakynthos in December?
December sees an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12 mph).

What to do in Zakynthos in December?
Weather conditions in December are not suitable for most outdoor activities.

Local holidays?
Christmas – 25th & 26th Dec.

This is the winter off-season and most of the major hotels are closed.

Zakynthos weather in December

Temperature icon High Temp: 15°C (59°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 9°C (48°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 4 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 9 hrs 35 mins per day
wind icon Wind speed: 20 km/h (10 knots; 12 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 12 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 200mm ( 8in) per month
Cold icon Comfort Level: Cool
Low icon
UV Index: Low
swimming icon Sea Temp: 17°C (62°F)
Zakynthos, Greece

Best time to visit Zakynthos

The best time to visit Zakynthos for a beach holiday is from mid-June to mid-September.

However, anytime from early-May to mid-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Zante weather averages

Zakynthos weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Zakynthos is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) from the nearest weather station: Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH), located 5km (3mi) south of Zakynthos Town.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Zakynthos weather in December: 12 June, 2024

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