December weather forecast and climate
Sterling, KS

December, the first month of the winter, in Sterling, is still a chilly month, with average temperature varying between 43°F (6.1°C) and 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Temperature

In Sterling, the average high-temperature in December drops, from a cool 55°F (12.8°C) in November, to a frosty 43°F (6.1°C). In Sterling, the average low-temperature is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 68%.

Rainfall

In Sterling, in December, it is raining for 4.1 days, with typically 1.02" (26mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Sterling, Kansas, there are 112.9 rainfall days, and 21.06" (535mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. In Sterling, in December, snow falls for 3.5 days, with typically accumulated 0.94" (24mm) of snow. In Sterling, during the entire year, snow falls for 15.7 days, and aggregates up to 7.24" (184mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Sterling, the average sunshine is 6.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Sterling are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average 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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in December in Sterling?

In Sterling, Kansas, in December, the average high-temperature is 43°F (6.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Sterling?

In Sterling, Kansas, the average relative humidity in December is 68%.

How many days does it rain in December in Sterling?

In Sterling, during December, the rain falls for 4.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Sterling?

In Sterling, during December, snow falls for 3.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.94" (24mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Sterling?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.5h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Sterling have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Sterling, Kansas, is 9.5h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Sterling?

In Sterling, the average sunshine in December is 6.3h.

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

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Sterling, Kansas.

How high is the UV index in December in Sterling?

In Sterling, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average high temperature in December: 43°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (42.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 27.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (72°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.7°F).

Average pressure in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average pressure in December: 30.13"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.85").

Average wind speed in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average wind speed in December: 11mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (12.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.3mph).

Average humidity in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average humidity in December: 68%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (69%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (59%).

Average rainfall in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.02"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.67").

Average rainfall days in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (14.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (2.7 days).

Average snowfall in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.94"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.36").
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (4.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average daylight in December: 9.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average sunshine days in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average sunshine days in December: 23.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (23.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (13.2 days).

Average UV index in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average cloud cover in December: 30

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 36).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 20).

Average visibility in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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