December weather forecast
West Ocean City, MD

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a chilly month in West Ocean City, Maryland, with an average temperature ranging between max 48.4°F (9.1°C) and min 41.2°F (5.1°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature slightly decreases from a moderate 55.4°F (13°C) in November to a chilly 48.4°F (9.1°C). In West Ocean City, in December, the average low-temperature is 41.2°F (5.1°C).

Humidity

In West Ocean City, the average relative humidity in December is 75%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 11.5 days. Throughout December, 1.73" (44mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In West Ocean City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.3 days and collects up to 23.11" (587mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March, November and December. In West Ocean City, Maryland, during December, snow falls for 1.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of snow. In West Ocean City, during the entire year, snow falls for 8.1 days and aggregates up to 1.22" (31mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In December, the average ocean temperature in West Ocean City, Maryland, is 50.4°F (10.2°C).
Note: Swimming in 50.4°F (10.2°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 33min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in West Ocean City.
On the first day of December in West Ocean City, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 4:40 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:49 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 5.3h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in West Ocean City are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December 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 the 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in West Ocean City?

In December, the average high-temperature is 48.4°F (9.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 41.2°F (5.1°C).

What is the average humidity in December in West Ocean City?

In December, the average relative humidity in West Ocean City is 75%.

How much does it rain in West Ocean City in December?

In West Ocean City, Maryland, in December, it is raining for 11.5 days, with typically 1.73" (44mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in West Ocean City?

In December, in West Ocean City, Maryland, it is snowing for 1.5 days. Throughout December, 0.24" (6mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in West Ocean City?

In West Ocean City, in December, the average water temperature is 50.4°F (10.2°C). Swimming in 50.4°F (10.2°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the month with the shortest days in West Ocean City?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 33min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does West Ocean City have in December?

In West Ocean City, Maryland, the average day length in December is 9h and 33min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in West Ocean City?

On the first day of December in West Ocean City, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 4:40 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:49 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in West Ocean City?

In West Ocean City, the average sunshine duration in December is 5.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in West Ocean City?

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

What is the UV index intensity in December in West Ocean City?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average temperature in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average high temperature in December: 48.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (42.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 41.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (74.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average pressure in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average pressure in December: 30.1"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average wind speed in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average wind speed in December: 13.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (13.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.4mph).

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Average humidity in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average humidity in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (82%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average rainfall in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.73"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.56").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.46").

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Average rainfall days in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average rainfall days in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.9 days).

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Average snowfall in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average snowfall in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.24"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.39").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average snowfall days in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average snowfall days in December: 1.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (2.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average sea temperature in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average sea temperature in December: 50.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (77.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (41.9°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 33min

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 33min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average sunshine days in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average sunshine days in December: 16.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (12.5 days).

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Average UV index in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average UV index in December - West Ocean City, 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 and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average cloud cover in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • Average cloud cover in December: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in December
West Ocean City, MD

Average visibility in December - West Ocean City, MD
  • 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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