December weather forecast
Hingham, MA

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Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Hingham, is also a wintry month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 40.3°F (4.6°C) and an average low of 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Temperature

December's onset corresponds with a shift in the average high-temperature, moving from a frosty 49.6°F (9.8°C) in November to a cold 40.3°F (4.6°C). Throughout December, Hingham's nights cool down to an average of 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Humidity

In Hingham, Massachusetts, the average relative humidity in December is 76%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Hingham is December, when the rain falls for 11.5 days and typically aggregates up to 3.11" (79mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Hingham, Massachusetts. In December, in Hingham, it is snowing for 4.8 days. Throughout December, 2.09" (53mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Hingham, there are 28 snowfall days, and 12.48" (317mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Hingham, Massachusetts, the average seawater temperature in December is 46.2°F (7.9°C).
Note: Staying in 46.2°F (7.9°C) waters for just a few moments at 55.4°F (13°C) can be harrowing, and below 50°F (10°C) poses breathing and cold shock risks, depending on individual tolerance.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 12min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Hingham, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:12 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:21 pm EST.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine are February and December, with an average of 4.8h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 2 in December translates into this advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's radiation is especially intense around midday; try to stay in shade during this period. Sun-related eye harm can be minimized with proper sunglasses offering UVA and UVB coverage. Note this! The Sun's UV radiation can nearly be doubled by the reflection off snow.
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Frequently asked questions

Is it cold in Hingham during December?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Hingham, is 40.3°F (4.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Hingham?

In Hingham, Massachusetts, the average relative humidity in December is 76%.

What is the rainiest month in Hingham?

The month with the most rainfall in Hingham, Massachusetts, is December, when the rain falls for 11.5 days and typically aggregates up to 3.11" (79mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Hingham in December?

In December, the rain falls for 11.5 days. Throughout December, 3.11" (79mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Hingham?

In Hingham, Massachusetts, in December, during 4.8 snowfall days, 2.09" (53mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Hingham?

In December, the average ocean temperature in Hingham is 46.2°F (7.9°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

What is the month with the shortest days in Hingham?

With an average of 9h and 12min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Hingham, Massachusetts.

What is the average length of the day in December in Hingham?

In December, the average day length is 9h and 9min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Hingham?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:12 pm. On the last day of the month, in Hingham, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:21 pm EST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Hingham?

The months with the least sunshine in Hingham are February and December, with an average of 4.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Hingham have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Hingham is 4.8h.

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

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Hingham.

How high is the UV index in December in Hingham?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Hingham, MA

Average temperature in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average high temperature in December: 40.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (34.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 31.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (24.3°F).

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Average pressure in December
Hingham, MA

Average pressure in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average pressure in December: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.06"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Hingham, MA

Average wind speed in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average wind speed in December: 10.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.9mph).

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Average humidity in December
Hingham, MA

Average humidity in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February, June and September (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (72%).

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Average rainfall in December
Hingham, MA

Average rainfall in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.11"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.11").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.5").

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Average rainfall days in December
Hingham, MA

Average rainfall days in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Hingham, MA

Average snowfall in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average snowfall in December: 2.09"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.86").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Hingham, MA

Average snowfall days in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average snowfall days in December: 4.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Hingham, MA

Average sea temperature in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average sea temperature in December: 46.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (67.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (38.8°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Hingham, MA

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Hingham, MA

Average sunshine days in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average sunshine days in December: 15.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (12.8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Hingham, MA

Average UV index in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average UV index in December: 2

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Hingham, MA

Average cloud cover in December - Hingham, MA
  • Average cloud cover in December: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in December
Hingham, MA

Average visibility in December - Hingham, MA
  • 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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