December weather forecast
Townsend, MA

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Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Townsend, is still a cold month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 25.7°F (-3.5°C) and 36.7°F (2.6°C).

Temperature

December involves a decrease in temperature, down from a frosty 47.3°F (8.5°C) in November to a wintry 36.7°F (2.6°C). Townsend records an average temperature drop to a freezing cold 25.7°F (-3.5°C) in December.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

The months with the most rainfall are October and December, with an average 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Townsend, in December, snow falls for 5.5 days, with typically accumulated 5" (127mm) of snow. In Townsend, during the entire year, snow falls for 35.7 days and aggregates up to 25.35" (644mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 6min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:57 am and sunset at 4:14 pm. On the last day of December, in Townsend, sunrise is at 7:16 am and sunset at 4:23 pm EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 4.9h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Townsend, Massachusetts. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the maximum UV index of 2 translates into these guidelines:
Children must always have sun protection, unlike most people, who can tolerate up to an hour in the sun without any burns. Being in direct Sun during midday can be harmful due to intense solar radiation; take precautions. Employ a hat with a wide brim for robust protection, cutting UV exposure by half. Be vigilant! The reflective nature of snow can increase the Sun's UV radiation nearly twofold.
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is December in Townsend?

In Townsend, in December, the average high-temperature is 36.7°F (2.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 25.7°F (-3.5°C). In July, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is appraised at 87.8°F (31°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Townsend?

In Townsend, Massachusetts, the average relative humidity in December is 79%.

What is the wettest month in Townsend?

The months with the most rainfall in Townsend are October and December, with an average 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in December in Townsend?

In Townsend, during December, the rain falls for 10.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Townsend in December?

In Townsend, Massachusetts, in December, snow falls for 5.5 days, with typically accumulated 5" (127mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Townsend?

The month with the shortest days in Townsend is December, with an average of 9h and 6min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Townsend have in December?

In Townsend, the average day length in December is 9h and 7min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Townsend?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:57 am and sunset at 4:14 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:16 am and sunset at 4:23 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Townsend?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Townsend, Massachusetts, is 4.9h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Townsend?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Townsend?

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

Average temperature in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average high temperature in December: 36.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 25.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.5°F).

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Average pressure in December
Townsend, MA

Average pressure in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average pressure in December: 30.04"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Townsend, MA

Average wind speed in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average wind speed in December: 7.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (8.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in December
Townsend, MA

Average humidity in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average humidity in December: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (71%).

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Average rainfall in December
Townsend, MA

Average rainfall in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.83"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and December (2.83").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.5").

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Average rainfall days in December
Townsend, MA

Average rainfall days in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Townsend, MA

Average snowfall in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average snowfall in December: 5"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (6.38").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Townsend, MA

Average snowfall days in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average snowfall days in December: 5.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 36min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Townsend, MA

Average sunshine days in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average sunshine days in December: 17.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (13.2 days).

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Average UV index in December
Townsend, MA

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

The months with the highest UV index are June, 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
Townsend, MA

Average cloud cover in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average cloud cover in December: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 34).

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Average visibility in December
Townsend, MA

Average visibility in December - Townsend, MA
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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