Lincoln
Nebraska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Lincoln, NE

A water fountain in front of the State Capital building in Lincoln, Nebraska, viewed at sunset
A water fountain in front of the State Capital building in Lincoln, Nebraska, viewed at sunset
December, the first month of the winter, in Lincoln, is still a cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between 22.5°F (-5.3°C) and 36°F (2.2°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature drops, from a frosty 49.8°F (9.9°C) in November, to a wintry 36°F (2.2°C). The average low-temperature, in Lincoln, is 22.5°F (-5.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In Lincoln, in December, it is raining for 2.6 days, with typically 0.47" (12mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Lincoln, Nebraska, there are 84.8 rainfall days, and 7.44" (189mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In December, in Lincoln, it is snowing for 3.2 days. Throughout December, 0.28" (7mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 18.2 snowfall days, and 3.11" (79mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.3h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 5.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index 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 health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in December in Lincoln?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Lincoln, Nebraska, is 36°F (2.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 22.5°F (-5.3°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Lincoln?

In December, the average relative humidity in Lincoln, Nebraska, is 75%.

How many days does it rain in December in Lincoln?

In Lincoln, Nebraska, in December, during 2.6 rainfall days, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Lincoln in December?

In December, in Lincoln, Nebraska, it is snowing for 3.2 days. Throughout December, 0.28" (7mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lincoln?

With an average of 9.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

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

The average length of the day in December is 9.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lincoln have in December?

In Lincoln, the average sunshine in December is 5.3h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in December in Lincoln?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average high temperature in December: 36°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (32°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 22.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18°F).

Average humidity in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (65%).

Average rainfall in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.47"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (1.3").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.16").

Average rainfall days in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (11.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (1.6 days).

Average snowfall in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.28"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.83").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lincoln, NE
  • Average daylight in December: 9.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.3h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

Average UV index in December - Lincoln, NE
  • 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).