December weather forecast
Kensington, MD

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a frosty month in Kensington, Maryland, with temperature in the range of an average high of 45.3°F (7.4°C) and an average low of 33.1°F (0.6°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature marginally drops from a fresh 53.8°F (12.1°C) in November to a chilly 45.3°F (7.4°C). The average low-temperature, is 33.1°F (0.6°C).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 76%, December is the most humid month.

Rainfall

In Kensington, during 9.9 rainfall days, 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Kensington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.3 days and collects up to 28.66" (728mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Kensington are January through April, November and December. In December, in Kensington, it is snowing for 2 days. Throughout December, 0.94" (24mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 13.7 snowfall days, and 8.39" (213mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 29min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of December in Kensington, Maryland, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:27 am and sunset at 4:55 pm EST.

Sunshine

January, February and December, with an average of 5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Kensington, Maryland. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: 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 Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Kensington?

With an average relative humidity of 76%, December is the most humid month.

What is the average humidity in December in Kensington?

In December, the average relative humidity in Kensington, Maryland, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in December in Kensington?

In December, in Kensington, Maryland, the rain falls for 9.9 days. Throughout December, 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Kensington?

In Kensington, Maryland, in December, during 2 snowfall days, 0.94" (24mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kensington?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9h and 29min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Kensington have in December?

In Kensington, Maryland, the average day length in December is 9h and 29min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Kensington?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:27 am and sunset at 4:55 pm EST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kensington?

The months with the least sunshine in Kensington are January, February and December, with an average of 5h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Kensington?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Kensington, Maryland, is 5h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Kensington, Maryland, are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Kensington?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Kensington is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Kensington, MD

Average temperature in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average high temperature in December: 45.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 33.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27°F).

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Average pressure in December
Kensington, MD

Average pressure in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average pressure in December: 30.11"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Kensington, MD

Average wind speed in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average wind speed in December: 7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.1mph).

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Average humidity in December
Kensington, MD

Average humidity in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (69%).

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Average rainfall in December
Kensington, MD

Average rainfall in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.17"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.69").

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Average rainfall days in December
Kensington, MD

Average rainfall days in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.5 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Kensington, MD

Average snowfall in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.94"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.6").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Kensington, MD

Average snowfall days in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (4.4 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Kensington, MD

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 29min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 52min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 29min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 5).

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Average sunshine days in December
Kensington, MD

Average sunshine days in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average sunshine days in December: 19.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.4 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are May and July (12.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Kensington, MD

Average UV index in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Kensington, MD

Average cloud cover in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average cloud cover in December: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in December
Kensington, MD

Average visibility in December - Kensington, MD
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is May (5mi).

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