Fairbanks
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Fairbanks, AK

Buildings and trees making the scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
Buildings and trees making the scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
December brings the long and cold winter season to Fairbanks, Alaska, with the average temperatures in the -13°F (-25°C) to 5°F (-15°C) range. Strong winds multiply the effect of the cold but occasionally create a musical symphony for the ears.
Christmas is always white in Fairbanks as December registers 12" (304.8mm) of heavy snowfall. Snowstorms are frequent and stall the city with blocked roads and fallen trees. Winter sports attract many visitors to the region. The gloomy skies radiate only 1.5 hours of daily sunshine in December, the lowest of the year in Fairbanks.

What is the temperature in December in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, in December, the average high-temperature is 4.8°F (-15.1°C), and the average low-temperature is -12.8°F (-24.9°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Fairbanks?

In December, the average relative humidity is 71.3%.

How many days does it rain in December in Fairbanks?

In December, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout December, 0.6" (16.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, in December, during 10.8 snowfall days, 12.1" (307.3mm) 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 4h of daylight.

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

The average length of the day in December in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Fairbanks?

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 1.2h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Fairbanks?

The average sunshine in December in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 1.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Fairbanks?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Fairbanks, Alaska.

How high is the UV index in December in Fairbanks?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 4.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (72.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: -12.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (52.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.9°F).

Average humidity in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 71.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (74.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (50.2%).

Average rainfall in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0.3").

Average rainfall days in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (3.6 days).

Average snowfall in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 12.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (13.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (11.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1.2h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.2h).

Average UV index in December - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).