December weather forecast
Telluride, CO

The scenic setting of the ski resort spot town of Telluride in Colorado
The scenic setting of the ski resort spot town of Telluride in Colorado

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Telluride, is still a freezing cold month, with an average temperature varying between 5.9°F (-14.5°C) and 25.7°F (-3.5°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is December, with an average high-temperature of 25.7°F (-3.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 5.9°F (-14.5°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Telluride, Colorado, is 82%.

Rainfall

In Telluride, during December, the rain falls for 6.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.28" (58mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Telluride, there are 107.5 rainfall days, and 26.34" (669mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall. In December, in Telluride, it is snowing for 16.5 days. Throughout December, 18.15" (461mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 117.7 snowfall days, and 123.82" (3145mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 35min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of December in Telluride, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:01 pm MST.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Telluride is December, with an average of 5.8h of sunshine.

UV index

December is the month with the lowest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in December transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Telluride?

The coldest month is December, with an average high-temperature of 25.7°F (-3.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 5.9°F (-14.5°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Telluride?

In December, the average relative humidity in Telluride, Colorado, is 82%.

How many days does it rain in December in Telluride?

In December, in Telluride, Colorado, the rain falls for 6.5 days. Throughout December, 2.28" (58mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Telluride in December?

In Telluride, in December, snow falls for 16.5 days, with typically accumulated 18.15" (461mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Telluride?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 35min of daylight.

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

In Telluride, the average day length in December is 9h and 35min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Telluride?

On the first day of December in Telluride, Colorado, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:52 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:01 pm MST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Telluride?

The month with the least sunshine in Telluride, Colorado, is December, with an average of 5.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Telluride have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Telluride, Colorado, is 5.8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Telluride?

With an average maximum UV index of 1, December is the month with the lowest UV index in Telluride, Colorado.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Telluride?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Telluride, CO

Average temperature in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 25.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (66.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (25.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 5.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (43.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (4.3°F).

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Average pressure in December
Telluride, CO

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.23").
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are April and May (29.92").

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Average wind speed in December
Telluride, CO

Average wind speed in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average wind speed in December: 5.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (7.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.7mph).

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Average humidity in December
Telluride, CO

Average humidity in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average humidity in December: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (45%).

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Average rainfall in December
Telluride, CO

Average rainfall in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.28"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (1.3").

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Average rainfall days in December
Telluride, CO

Average rainfall days in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.1 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Telluride, CO

Average snowfall in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 18.15"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (19.88").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0.12").

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Average snowfall days in December
Telluride, CO

Average snowfall days in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 16.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (17.3 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.3 days).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 35min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 45min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.8h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.8h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Telluride, CO

Average sunshine days in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 13.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.1 days).

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Average UV index in December
Telluride, CO

Average UV index in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Telluride, CO

Average cloud cover in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 39

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 42).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 14).

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Average visibility in December
Telluride, CO

Average visibility in December - Telluride, CO
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and December (4mi).

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