December weather forecast and climate
Durango, CO

A railway passing through the high rocks and cliffs of San Juan Mountains, with an old steam engine train from Durango, Colorado to Silverton
A railway passing through the high rocks and cliffs of San Juan Mountains, with an old steam engine train from Durango, Colorado to Silverton

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Durango, is also a wintry month, with average temperature varying between 32.4°F (0.2°C) and 14.7°F (-9.6°C).

Temperature

In Durango, the average high-temperature in December drops, from a chilly 43.5°F (6.4°C) in November, to a wintry 32.4°F (0.2°C). In Durango, Colorado,, the average low-temperature is 14.7°F (-9.6°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Durango is 76%.

Rainfall

In Durango, during 5.5 rainfall days, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Durango, there are 113.4 rainfall days, and 20.63" (524mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In December, it is snowing for 12.2 days. Throughout December, 14.49" (368mm) of snow is accumulated. In Durango, during the entire year, snow falls for 69.1 days, and aggregates up to 74.06" (1881mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.6h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Durango, the average sunshine in December is 6.2h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Durango are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Durango?

In December, the average relative humidity in Durango, Colorado, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in December in Durango?

In December, in Durango, Colorado, the rain falls for 5.5 days. Throughout December, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Durango in December?

In Durango, Colorado, during December, snow falls for 12.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 14.49" (368mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Durango?

December has the shortest days of the year in Durango, with an average of 9.6h of daylight.

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

In Durango, Colorado, the average length of the day in December is 9.6h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Durango?

The average sunshine in December in Durango is 6.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Durango?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in December in Durango?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Durango, CO

Average temperature in December - Durango, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 32.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 14.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.3°F).

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Average pressure in December
Durango, CO

Average pressure in December - Durango, CO
  • Average pressure in December: 30.16"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.22").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are April, May and June (29.91").

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Average wind speed in December
Durango, CO

Average wind speed in December - Durango, CO
  • Average wind speed in December: 4.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is December (4.9mph).

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Average humidity in December
Durango, CO

Average humidity in December - Durango, CO
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (37%).

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Average rainfall in December
Durango, CO

Average rainfall in December - Durango, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.81"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (3.07").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0.94").

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Average rainfall days in December
Durango, CO

Average rainfall days in December - Durango, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.4 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Durango, CO

Average snowfall in December - Durango, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 14.49"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (14.57").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Durango, CO

Average snowfall days in December - Durango, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (12.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Durango, CO

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Durango, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.2h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.1h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Durango, CO

Average sunshine days in December - Durango, CO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 18.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (6.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
Durango, CO

Average UV index in December - Durango, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Durango, CO

Average cloud cover in December - Durango, CO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 32

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 33).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 12).

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Average visibility in December
Durango, CO

Average visibility in December - Durango, CO
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (4mi).

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