Palm Springs
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Palm Springs, CA

Palm trees at the base of the outstanding San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, California
Palm trees at the base of the outstanding San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, California
The first month of the winter, December, is still a pleasant month in Palm Springs, California, with temperature in the range of an average high of 69.3°F (20.7°C) and an average low of 44.1°F (6.7°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is December, with an average high-temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 44.1°F (6.7°C).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 1.9 days. Throughout December, 0.9" (22.1mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Palm Springs, during the entire year, the rain falls for 14.4 days and collects up to 5" (126.2mm) of precipitation.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.9h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January, February, November and December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index in Palm Springs. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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.

What is the coldest month in Palm Springs?

December is the coldest month in Palm Springs, with an average high-temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 44.1°F (6.7°C).

What is the temperature in December in Palm Springs?

In Palm Springs, California, in December, the average high-temperature is 69.3°F (20.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 44.1°F (6.7°C).

How much does it rain in Palm Springs in December?

In Palm Springs, in December, during 1.9 rainfall days, 0.9" (22.1mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Palm Springs?

December has the shortest days of the year in Palm Springs, with an average of 9.9h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Palm Springs have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Palm Springs, California, is 9.9h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Palm Springs?

Months with the least sunshine in Palm Springs, California, are January, February, November and December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Palm Springs?

In December, the average sunshine is 8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Palm Springs?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in December in Palm Springs?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Palm Springs, California, is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Palm Springs, CA
  • Average high temperature in December: 69.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (108.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (69.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 44.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (77.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (44.1°F).

Average rainfall in December - Palm Springs, CA
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.9"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (1.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are May and June (0").

Average rainfall days in December - Palm Springs, CA
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (3.2 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Palm Springs, CA
  • Average daylight in December: 9.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, November and December (Average sunshine: 8).

Average UV index in December - Palm Springs, CA
  • Average UV index in December: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).