Independence
Missouri, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Independence, MO

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Independence, Missouri, with average temperature ranging between max 40.5°F (4.7°C) and min 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Temperature

In Independence, the average high-temperature drops, from a cool 52.3°F (11.3°C) in November, to a cold 40.5°F (4.7°C). The average low-temperature, in Independence, is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 74%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 5.1 days. Throughout December, 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Independence, during the entire year, the rain falls for 132.1 days and collects up to 26.97" (685mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Independence, snow falls for 3.3 days, with typically accumulated 1.22" (31mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Independence, there are 19.9 snowfall days, and 10.2" (259mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9.5h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Independence.

Sunshine

In Independence, the average sunshine is 5.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Independence are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Independence?

In Independence, in December, the average high-temperature is 40.5°F (4.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Independence?

The average relative humidity in December in Independence is 74%.

How many days does it rain in December in Independence?

In Independence, during December, the rain falls for 5.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Independence?

In December, in Independence, it is snowing for 3.3 days. Throughout December, 1.22" (31mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Independence?

December has the shortest days of the year in Independence, Missouri, with an average of 9.5h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Independence have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Independence, Missouri, is 9.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Independence have in December?

The average sunshine in December is 5.3h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Independence?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Independence, MO
  • Average high temperature in December: 40.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 27.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.5°F).

Average humidity in December - Independence, MO
  • Average humidity in December: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (79%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are October and November (70%).

Average rainfall in December - Independence, MO
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.38"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.94").

Average rainfall days in December - Independence, MO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.8 days).

Average snowfall in December - Independence, MO
  • Average snowfall in December: 1.22"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.58").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Independence, MO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (6.5 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Independence, MO
  • Average daylight in December: 9.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

Average UV index in December - Independence, MO
  • Average UV index in December: 2

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