Colorado Springs
Colorado, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Colorado Springs, CO

Beautiful autumn dusk in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with distant mountain ranges
Beautiful autumn dusk in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with distant mountain ranges
The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with average temperature ranging between max 42.1°F (5.6°C) and min 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

Temperature

December is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 42.1°F (5.6°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

Rainfall

In Colorado Springs, during December, the rain falls for 4.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.3" (8.6mm) of precipitation. In Colorado Springs, during the entire year, the rain falls for 91.6 days and collects up to 16.5" (419mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, September through December. In December, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, it is snowing for 4.6 days. Throughout December, 5.9" (149.9mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Colorado Springs, there are 28.7 snowfall days, and 37.7" (957.6mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9.5h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Colorado Springs are January, November and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Colorado Springs. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 coldest month in Colorado Springs?

With an average high-temperature of 42.1°F (5.6°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C), December is the coldest month in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What is the temperature in December in Colorado Springs?

In December, in Colorado Springs, the average high-temperature is 42.1°F (5.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Colorado Springs?

In Colorado Springs, during December, the rain falls for 4.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.3" (8.6mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Colorado Springs in December?

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, in December, snow falls for 4.6 days, with typically accumulated 5.9" (149.9mm) of snow.

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

With an average of 9.5h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Colorado Springs.

What is the average length of the day in December in Colorado Springs?

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, the average length of the day in December is 9.5h.

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

Months with the least sunshine in Colorado Springs are January, November and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

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

In December, the average sunshine in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is 7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Colorado Springs?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Colorado Springs.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Colorado Springs?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 42.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (42.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 17.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (56.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (17.5°F).

Average rainfall in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.3").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February and December (0.3").

Average rainfall days in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.6 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (3.9 days).

Average snowfall in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 5.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (7.9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 4.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is March (5.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

Months with most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in December - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).