December weather forecast and climate
Prudhoe Bay, AK

The first month of the winter, December, is a life-threatening cold month in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between min -13.4°F (-25.2°C) and max -4.2°F (-20.1°C).

Temperature

In Prudhoe Bay, the average high-temperature decreases, from a frigid cold 7.9°F (-13.4°C) in November, to a life-threatening cold -4.2°F (-20.1°C). The average low-temperature, in December, is -13.4°F (-25.2°C).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are January through March and December, with an average relative humidity of 93%.

Rainfall

Months with the least rainfall are January, April and December Rain falls for 0.8 days and accumulates 0.16" (4mm) of rain.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall in Prudhoe Bay. In Prudhoe Bay, during December, snow falls for 14.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.02" (26mm) of snow. In Prudhoe Bay, during the entire year, snow falls for 122.8 days, and aggregates up to 10.24" (260mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Prudhoe Bay is December, with an average of 0h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 0.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Prudhoe Bay.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are February through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in December interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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.

What is the temperature in December in Prudhoe Bay?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Prudhoe Bay, is -4.2°F (-20.1°C), while the average low-temperature is -13.4°F (-25.2°C).

What is the most humid month in Prudhoe Bay?

January through March and December, with an average relative humidity of 93%, are most humid months in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

What is the average humidity in December in Prudhoe Bay?

In Prudhoe Bay, the average relative humidity in December is 93%.

How much does it rain in Prudhoe Bay in December?

In Prudhoe Bay, in December, during 0.8 rainfall days, 0.16" (4mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Prudhoe Bay?

January, April and December are months with the least rain in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, when the rain falls for 0.8 days and typically aggregates up to 0.16" (4mm) of rain.

How much does it snow in Prudhoe Bay in December?

In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in December, during 14.4 snowfall days, 1.02" (26mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Prudhoe Bay?

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

What is the average length of the day in December in Prudhoe Bay?

In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the average length of the day in December is 0h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Prudhoe Bay?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, with an average of 0.4h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Prudhoe Bay have in December?

In Prudhoe Bay, the average sunshine in December is 0.4h.

When is the lowest UV index in Prudhoe Bay?

Months with the lowest UV index in Prudhoe Bay are February through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in December in Prudhoe Bay?

In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: -4.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (51.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-7.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: -13.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (40.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.6°F).

Average pressure in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average pressure in December: 29.98"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.07").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.84").

Average wind speed in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (11.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (9.8mph).

Average humidity in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 93%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, February, March and December (93%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (76%).

Average rainfall in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.16"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (0.83").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, April and December (0.16").

Average rainfall days in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (11.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.7 days).

Average snowfall in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 1.02"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (1.81").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 14.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (17.5 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.2 days).

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

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

  • Average sunshine in December: 0.4h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average sunshine days in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average sunshine days in December: 19.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (14 days).

Average UV index in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average cloud cover in December: 76

Months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 76).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 45).

Average visibility in December - Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

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