December weather forecast
Fairbanks, AK

The scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
The scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a frigid cold month in Fairbanks, Alaska, with an average temperature varying between 5.9°F (-14.5°C) and -4.9°F (-20.5°C).

Temperature

In Fairbanks, the average high-temperature in December slightly decreases from 11.5°F (-11.4°C) in November to a still frigid cold 5.9°F (-14.5°C). In Fairbanks, in December, the average low-temperature is -4.9°F (-20.5°C).

Humidity

In Fairbanks, the average relative humidity in December is 92%.

Rainfall

In Fairbanks, during 3.2 rainfall days, 0.39" (10mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Fairbanks, Alaska, there are 100.5 rainfall days, and 10.87" (276mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, August through December are months with snowfall. In December, in Fairbanks, Alaska, it is snowing for 11.4 days. Throughout December, 2.72" (69mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 74.3 snowfall days, and 24.49" (622mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Fairbanks is December, with an average of 3h and 59min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 10:19 am and sunset at 3:00 pm. On the last day of December, in Fairbanks, Alaska, sunrise is at 10:54 am and sunset at 2:53 pm AKST.

Sunshine

With an average of 2h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Fairbanks.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Fairbanks, Alaska. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in December transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, in December, the average high-temperature is 5.9°F (-14.5°C), and the average low-temperature is -4.9°F (-20.5°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Fairbanks?

In December, the average relative humidity in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 92%.

How much does it rain in Fairbanks in December?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, in December, during 3.2 rainfall days, 0.39" (10mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Fairbanks in December?

In Fairbanks, in December, during 11.4 snowfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Fairbanks?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 3h and 59min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Fairbanks?

The average day length in December in Fairbanks is 3h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Fairbanks?

On the first day of December in Fairbanks, Alaska, sunrise is at 10:19 am and sunset at 3:00 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 10:54 am and sunset at 2:53 pm AKST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Fairbanks?

With an average of 2h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Fairbanks.

How many hours of sunshine does Fairbanks have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Fairbanks is 2h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Fairbanks?

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in December in Fairbanks?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Fairbanks is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average temperature in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 5.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (70.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: -4.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9°F).

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Average pressure in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average pressure in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average pressure in December: 29.86"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is February (29.97"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.77"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average wind speed in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average wind speed in December: 4.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is May (5mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are October, November and December (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average humidity in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 92%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (93%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (56%).

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Average rainfall in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average rainfall in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.39"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.44").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.31").

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Average rainfall days in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average rainfall days in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average snowfall in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 2.72"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (6.5").
The months with the least snowfall are June and July (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average snowfall days in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June and July (0 days).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 3h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 3h and 59min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 2h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average sunshine days in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average sunshine days in December: 19.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in December
Fairbanks, AK

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

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average cloud cover in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average cloud cover in December: 50

The months with the most cloud cover are March, April and November (Cloud cover 53).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 39).

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Average visibility in December
Fairbanks, AK

Average visibility in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (4mi).

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