December weather forecast
Albuquerque, NM

A square in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a view of the civic and government buildings
A square in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a view of the civic and government buildings

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a frosty month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an average temperature fluctuating between 43.9°F (6.6°C) and 27.5°F (-2.5°C).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 43.9°F (6.6°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December in Albuquerque is 59%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 5.3 days. Throughout December, 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Albuquerque, there are 87.6 rainfall days, and 8.23" (209mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Albuquerque. December is the month with the most snowfall in Albuquerque. Snow falls for 4.9 days and accumulates 2.44" (62mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Albuquerque, with an average of 9h and 50min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 6:56 am and sunset at 4:54 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:14 am and sunset at 5:04 pm MST.

Sunshine

January and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Albuquerque. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What are the coldest months in Albuquerque?

The coldest months in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 43.9°F (6.6°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Albuquerque?

The average relative humidity in December in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 59%.

How much does it rain in Albuquerque in December?

In Albuquerque, in December, it is raining for 5.3 days, with typically 0.63" (16mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Albuquerque?

The month with the most snowfall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is December, when snow falls for 4.9 days and typically aggregates up to 2.44" (62mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in December in Albuquerque?

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, during December, snow falls for 4.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.44" (62mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Albuquerque?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 50min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Albuquerque have in December?

The average day length in December in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 9h and 50min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Albuquerque?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:56 am and sunset at 4:54 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:14 am and sunset at 5:04 pm MST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Albuquerque?

January and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

How many hours of sunshine does Albuquerque have in December?

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the average sunshine duration in December is 7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Albuquerque?

The months with the lowest UV index in Albuquerque are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

How high is the UV index in December in Albuquerque?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Albuquerque is 2. 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
Albuquerque, NM

Average temperature in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 43.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.6°F).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (43.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 27.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.1°F).

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Average pressure in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average pressure in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average pressure in December: 30.11"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are April and May (29.89"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average wind speed in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (9.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average humidity in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average humidity in December: 59%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (61%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (27%).

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Average rainfall in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average rainfall in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.63"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (0.35").

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Average rainfall days in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average rainfall days in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average snowfall in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 2.44"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (2.44").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average snowfall days in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (4.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 50min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 50min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average sunshine days in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average sunshine days in December: 23.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (24.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.4 days).

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Average UV index in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average UV index in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average cloud cover in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average cloud cover in December: 20

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 20).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in December
Albuquerque, NM

Average visibility in December - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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