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

December weather forecast and climate
Haines, AK

Part of the famed Cannery fishing village along the Pacific Ocean in Haines, Alaska, with a forest background and snow-peaked mountain glaciers
Part of the famed Cannery fishing village along the Pacific Ocean in Haines, Alaska, with a forest background and snow-peaked mountain glaciers
The first month of the winter, December, is still a freezing cold month in Haines, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between max 31.5°F (-0.3°C) and min 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in November - a freezing cold 31.5°F (-0.3°C). In Haines, the average low-temperature is 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 18 days. Throughout December, 5.7" (145.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Haines, there are 173 rainfall days, and 47.5" (1207.7mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Haines, Alaska. In Haines, in December, 28.3" (718.8mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Haines, 121.7" (3091.2mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Haines, in December, the average water temperature is 42.4°F (5.8°C).
Note: Swimming in 42.4°F (5.8°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Haines is December, with an average of 6.3h of daylight.

What is the temperature in December in Haines?

In December, in Haines, Alaska, the average high-temperature is 31.5°F (-0.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

How much does it rain in Haines in December?

In Haines, in December, it is raining for 18 days, with typically 5.7" (145.5mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Haines in December?

In Haines, Alaska, in December, 28.3" (718.8mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Haines?

In Haines, Alaska, in December, the average water temperature is 42.4°F (5.8°C). Swimming in 42.4°F (5.8°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the month with the shortest days in Haines?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 6.3h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Haines have in December?

The average length of the day in December is 6.3h.
Average temperature in December - Haines, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 31.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (65.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 22.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.6°F).

Average rainfall in December - Haines, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 5.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (8.5").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are May, June and July (1.5").

Average rainfall days in December - Haines, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (21 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are May and June (9 days).

Average snowfall in December - Haines, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 28.3"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (30.5").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average sea temperature in December - Haines, AK
  • Average sea temperature in December: 42.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39.6°F).

Average daylight in December - Haines, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 6.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.3h).