Weather in December
is a cold winter month in Maine
that usually experiences temperatures below freezing for most of the day. In northern Maine, such as Fort Kent, the average high temperatures are 25°F (-3.9°C), while the average low temperatures are around a freezing 6°F (-14.4°C). The coastal areas are a little warmer than the north with average temperatures in Eastport between 21°F (-6.1°C) to 36°F (2.2°C). Cold winds from the Arctic exacerbate the freezing conditions.
Daily sunshine is an average of 4 hours as the sun remains on the horizon for nearly 15 days in December.
Snowfall averages 10" (254mm) to 20" (508mm) in the state as Rangeley in Central Maine registers one of the highest amounts of snow at 30" (762mm).
Rain is generally a little higher in the coastal areas than the rest of the state where it averages 2" (51mm) to 3" (76mm).
December is an avoidable time to visit Maine except for ski lovers and tourists who want to enjoy White Christmas.