December weather forecast
Saginaw, MI

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Weather in December

The month of December corners Saginaw into the heart of winter, setting in much lower temperatures and snowfall. The city witnesses snowfall at 0.98" (25mm), celebrating the holiday season with white landscapes. Daylight becomes a premium as the winter solstice approaches, leading to prolonged chilly nights. Amidst the biting cold, the city shines with festive lights, creating a magical atmosphere. As the year concludes, the merry spirit overrides the cold, punctuating the city with the joy of the holiday season.

Temperature

December indicates a shift in the average high-temperature, from November's chilly 44.1°F (6.7°C) to a wintry 33.1°F (0.6°C). Saginaw encounters a small divergence from daytime high temperatures, averaging a low-temperature of 24.6°F (-4.1°C) during December nights.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 84%.

Rainfall

In Saginaw, in December, it is raining for 5.5 days, with typically 0.55" (14mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Saginaw, during the entire year, the rain falls for 106.2 days and collects up to 9.96" (253mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. In December, it is snowing for 10.1 days. Throughout December, 0.98" (25mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 46.6 snowfall days, and 6.5" (165mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 0min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:49 am and sunset at 5:00 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:08 am and sunset at 5:09 pm EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 3.2h.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in December transforms into the following instructions:
Prolonged sun exposure should always be prevented in babies, children, and those with sensitive skin. Avoiding the Sun's peak radiation during midday hours is essential for health and safety. Opt for tightly woven and loose clothing to enhance protection from the Sun. Take to heart! Snow reflection can almost magnify the Sun's UV radiation twofold.
Updated: Jul 13, 2024
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is December?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Saginaw, is 33.1°F (0.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 24.6°F (-4.1°C).

What is the average humidity in December?

The average relative humidity in December is 84%.

How much does it rain in December?

In Saginaw, Michigan, during December, the rain falls for 5.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.55" (14mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December?

In Saginaw, in December, during 10.1 snowfall days, 0.98" (25mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 0min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December?

The average day length in December is 9h and 1min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:49 am and sunset at 5:00 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:08 am and sunset at 5:09 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December?

In Saginaw, Michigan, the average sunshine duration in December is 3.2h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in December?

In Saginaw, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Saginaw, MI

Average temperature in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average high temperature in December: 33.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (78.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (27°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 24.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (60.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.3°F).

Average pressure in December
Saginaw, MI

Average pressure in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average pressure in December: 30.06"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

Average wind speed in December
Saginaw, MI

Average wind speed in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (10mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.5mph).

Average humidity in December
Saginaw, MI

Average humidity in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average humidity in December: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (75%).

Average rainfall in December
Saginaw, MI

Average rainfall in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.55"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (1.38").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (0.47").

Average rainfall days in December
Saginaw, MI

Average rainfall days in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (13.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.8 days).

Average snowfall in December
Saginaw, MI

Average snowfall in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.98"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.77").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in December
Saginaw, MI

Average snowfall days in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average snowfall days in December: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Saginaw, MI

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 0min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 48min).

Average sunshine days in December
Saginaw, MI

Average sunshine days in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average sunshine days in December: 17.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (14.1 days).

Average UV index in December
Saginaw, MI

Average UV index in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in December
Saginaw, MI

Average cloud cover in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average cloud cover in December: 67

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 71).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 31).

Average visibility in December
Saginaw, MI

Average visibility in December - Saginaw, MI
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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