December weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a polar cold month in Barrow, Alaska, with average temperature fluctuating between -0°F (-17.8°C) and -7.1°F (-21.7°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases, from an extreme cold 13.5°F (-10.3°C) in November, to an arctic cold -0°F (-17.8°C). In December, in Barrow, the average low-temperature is -7.1°F (-21.7°C).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity in Barrow are January through March and December, with an average relative humidity of 95%.

Rainfall

In Barrow, it is raining for 0.6 days, with typically 0.31" (8mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 58.5 rainfall days, and 6.81" (173mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December. In Barrow, in December, snow falls for 15.1 days, with typically accumulated 1.73" (44mm) of snow. In Barrow, during the entire year, snow falls for 125.6 days, and aggregates up to 17.13" (435mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

Months with the coldest seawater are January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

With an average of 0h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Barrow is December, with an average of 0.3h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, May, August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Barrow?

In December, in Barrow, Alaska, the average high-temperature is -0°F (-17.8°C), and the average low-temperature is -7.1°F (-21.7°C).

What are the most humid months in Barrow?

January through March and December, with an average relative humidity of 95%, are most humid months in Barrow, Alaska.

What is the average humidity in December in Barrow?

In December, the average relative humidity in Barrow, Alaska, is 95%.

How much does it rain in Barrow in December?

In Barrow, during December, the rain falls for 0.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Barrow?

In Barrow, in December, during 15.1 snowfall days, 1.73" (44mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What months are the ocean coldest in Barrow?

Through, June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C).

What is the ocean temperature in December in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, in December, the average water temperature is 28.4°F (-2°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the month with the shortest days in Barrow?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 0h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Barrow have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Barrow is 0h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Barrow?

The month with the least sunshine in Barrow, Alaska, is December, with an average of 0.3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Barrow?

In December, the average sunshine in Barrow is 0.3h.

When is the lowest UV index in Barrow?

Months with the lowest UV index in Barrow, Alaska, are January through March, May, August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in December in Barrow?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Barrow is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Barrow, AK

Average temperature in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 0°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (43.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-3.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: -7.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (37°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-11.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
Barrow, AK

Average pressure in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average pressure in December: 30.03"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and March (30.09").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.85").

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Average wind speed in December
Barrow, AK

Average wind speed in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average wind speed in December: 12.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (15.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (10.6mph).

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Average humidity in December
Barrow, AK

Average humidity in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 95%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, February, March and December (95%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (82%).

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Average rainfall in December
Barrow, AK

Average rainfall in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.31"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.06").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.2").

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Average rainfall days in December
Barrow, AK

Average rainfall days in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (11.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (0.6 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Barrow, AK

Average snowfall in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 1.73"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (3.15").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0.08").

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Average snowfall days in December
Barrow, AK

Average snowfall days in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 15.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (16.9 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (1.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Barrow, AK

Average sea temperature in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28°F

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Barrow, AK

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 0h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 0.3h

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.3h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Barrow, AK

Average sunshine days in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average sunshine days in December: 16.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (7.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
Barrow, AK

Average UV index in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are April, June, July and September (UV index 2).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, May, August, October, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Barrow, AK

Average cloud cover in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average cloud cover in December: 84

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 84).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 47).

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Average visibility in December
Barrow, AK

Average visibility in December - Barrow, AK
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January and March (4mi).

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