December weather forecast
Sterling, KS

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a chilly month in Sterling, Kansas, with temperature in the range of an average low of 27.3°F (-2.6°C) and an average high of 43°F (6.1°C).

Temperature

In Sterling, Kansas, the average high-temperature in December decreases from a fresh 55°F (12.8°C) in November to a chilly 43°F (6.1°C). The average low-temperature, in December, is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 68%.

Rainfall

In Sterling, during 4.1 rainfall days, 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Sterling, during the entire year, the rain falls for 112.9 days and collects up to 21.06" (535mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Sterling. In Sterling, in December, during 3.5 snowfall days, 0.94" (24mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 15.7 snowfall days, and 7.24" (184mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 34min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Sterling.
On the first day of December in Sterling, sunrise is at 7:30 am and sunset at 5:13 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:49 am and sunset at 5:22 pm CST.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index 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 exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 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, Kansas, in December, during 3.5 snowfall days, 0.94" (24mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Sterling?

December has the shortest days of the year in Sterling, Kansas, with an average of 9h and 34min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Sterling have in December?

In December, the average day length in Sterling, Kansas, is 9h and 34min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Sterling?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:30 am and sunset at 5:13 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:49 am and sunset at 5:22 pm CST.

How many hours of sunshine does Sterling have in December?

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

When is 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.

What is the UV index intensity in December 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 exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Sterling, KS

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).

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Average pressure in December
Sterling, KS

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

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

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Average wind speed in December
Sterling, KS

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).

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Average humidity in December
Sterling, KS

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%).

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Average rainfall in December
Sterling, KS

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").

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Average rainfall days in December
Sterling, KS

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).

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Average snowfall in December
Sterling, KS

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

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

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Average snowfall days in December
Sterling, KS

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Sterling, KS

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Sterling, KS
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 34min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 47min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 34min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Sterling, KS

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).

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Average UV index in December
Sterling, KS

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

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Sterling, KS

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).

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Average visibility in December
Sterling, KS

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

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

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