Gulf Shores
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
December, the first month of the winter, in Gulf Shores, is also an enjoyable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 63°F (17.2°C) and 42.1°F (5.6°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a pleasant 70°F (21.1°C) in November, to an enjoyable 63°F (17.2°C). In Gulf Shores, the average low-temperature is 42.1°F (5.6°C).

Rainfall

In Gulf Shores, in December, during 10 rainfall days, 4.4" (111.8mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Gulf Shores, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114 days and collects up to 67.7" (1719.8mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average water temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 64.9°F (18.3°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 10.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

January and December, with an average of 5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 4 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in December in Gulf Shores?

In December, the average high-temperature is 63°F (17.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 42.1°F (5.6°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, in December, during 10 rainfall days, 4.4" (111.8mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, in December, the average water temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C). For most, swimming in 64.9°F (18.3°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Gulf Shores?

The month with the shortest days in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is December, with an average of 10.2h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Gulf Shores?

The average length of the day in December in Gulf Shores is 10.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Gulf Shores?

Months with the least sunshine in Gulf Shores, Alabama, are January and December, with an average of 5h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Gulf Shores?

In December, the average sunshine in Gulf Shores is 5h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores?

Months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the UV index reading in December in Gulf Shores?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in December: 63°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 42°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40°F).

Average rainfall in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in December: 4.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.6").

Average rainfall days in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (5 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 64.9°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in December: 10.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h

Months with most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in December: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).