December weather forecast and climate
Lexington, KY

A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
December, the first month of the winter, in Lexington, is still a chilly month, with average temperature ranging between min 28°F (-2.2°C) and max 43.9°F (6.6°C).

Temperature

The average high-temperature, in December, is 43.9°F (6.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 28°F (-2.2°C).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 12.4 days. Throughout December, 3.9" (99.8mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Lexington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 129.8 days and collects up to 45.1" (1146.8mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Lexington, Kentucky.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year in Lexington, with an average of 3h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Lexington. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Lexington?

In Lexington, in December, the average high-temperature is 43.9°F (6.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 28°F (-2.2°C).

How much does it rain in Lexington in December?

In Lexington, during December, the rain falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.9" (99.8mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Lexington in December?

In Lexington, in December, during 2.7 snowfall days, 2.1" (53.3mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lexington?

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

How many hours of daylight does Lexington have in December?

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

What is the month with the least sunshine in Lexington?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Lexington, with an average of 3h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Lexington have in December?

In December, the average sunshine is 3h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Lexington, Kentucky, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

How high is the UV index in December in Lexington?

In Lexington, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average high temperature in December: 43.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (40.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 28°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (24.8°F).

Average rainfall in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.9"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (5.3").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (2.9").

Average rainfall days in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 12.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (7.8 days).

Average snowfall in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average snowfall in December: 2.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.6").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2.7 days

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average daylight in December: 9.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h

Months with most sunshine are May, June, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h).

Average UV index in December - Lexington, KY
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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