Weather in December
is the darkest month in New Jersey
as the daily sunshine lasts hardly for 4 hours. The beginning of the winter sees average high temperatures in the range of 36°F (2.2°C) to 47°F (8.3°C) and the average low temperatures in the freezing 21°F (-6.1°C) to 34°F (1.1°C) zone. The snowfall is moderate in the northwest and significant in the rest of the state. Icy precipitation, sleet, and snow keep people indoors most of the time.
Warm winter coats are out of the closets along with boots, gloves, and caps. Fresh snow deposits are helpful for the lovers of skiing and snowmobiling, with snowmen standing everywhere during Christmas time. The frozen lake surfaces often double up as ice skating rinks as the landscape adorns a fairyland white color.
The wind adds to the chilliness and brings down the temperatures rapidly as gloomy skies rule the roost. Expect the cold to increase further with each passing day in December.