In December, the weather in Paphos is moderate winter weather. There are both sunny days and rainy/cloudy days. More that half of the the days are dry and sunny.

Paphos weather in December
Sea view from Chlorakas. Sunny winter day. Photo taken on December 21st at Paphos

The sea temperature is about 19°C so swimming is for the brave ones. The rest of us we can enjoy the sunny days by the sea or head to Troodos mountains and explore the picturesque villages, wineries, nature trails, churches and monasteries. 

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: 7-8 rainy days. Rains for a few hours.
  • Clouds: 7-8 cloudy days.
  • Swimming: Water temperature 18-20 °C
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 17:30

2. Paphos temperature in December

During the day the temperature is 15-25 °C. The mild temperatures of daytime should not trick you, though, since nights are cold and the temperature drops to 8-15 °C.  On average, there are 7-8 rainy days in December. Periods of disturbed weather can last from one to three days in a row. The sun sets at 17:00.

Sunny weather at Paphos in December
St George hotel. Sunny weather on 07-December-2015

3. What to wear in December

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 Paphos 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.

Sunny December weather at Chloraka waiting for the bus
Bus station at Chlorakas. Sunny day 07-December-2015
December at Kato Paphos with great sunny weather
Kato Paphos at Alea cafe. Sunny day on 06-December-2015
Sunny weather in December. Enjoying the view at Imperial hotel in Paphos
In front of Imperial hotel at Paphos. Sunny weather on 05-December-2015.
What to wear in Paphos in December
Sunny December day at Paphos at Alea cafe.

4. Going to the beach

The sea water temperature at Paphos is 18-20 °C in December, which can be a bit cold but it is common to see people getting into the sea for a few minutes. 

Paphos weather in December
Olympic lagoon resort in Paphos. 05-December-2015
Calm see at Kissonerga, Potima beach Paphos in December
Kissonerga beach Paphos
The beach of hotel Elysium at Paphos in December
The beach of hotel Elysium. Taken at Paphos on December 2015

5. Paphos things to do in December

Visit Troodos Mountains

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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Weather Cyprus was updated: July 2019, Discussion Area: Weather Cyprus on Facebook