December is a winter month in Florida, which has the mildest winters in the continental United States. The average high temperatures are from 62°F (16.7°C) to 65°F (18.3°C) in the Florida Panhandle, while the average low temperatures are between 40°F (4.4°C) and 45°F (7.2°C). The northern parts are a little cooler than the central and southern regions with a temperature difference up to 8°F (-13.3°C) to 10°F (-12.2°C). Tropical easterly winds keep the central and south much warmer - Key West, the southern tip of Florida is a great place to visit with mild temperatures in 62°F (16.7°C) to 76°F (24.4°C) zone. Occasional cold fronts move from the north that spread up to the central part of the state but lose intensity to go further south. Snowfall is rare in the north with the south almost devoid of it. Storms can stretch until December - it is a good idea to keep an eye on the weather; nights are usually warmer in the south and do not necessitate warm winter clothing on regular days.