Las Cruces
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Las Cruces, NM

The view of the lovely hilly countryside in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in spring
The view of the lovely hilly countryside in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in spring
December, the first month of the winter, in Las Cruces, is still a mild month, with average temperature fluctuating between 29.1°F (-1.6°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C).

Temperature

December is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 57.7°F (14.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 29.1°F (-1.6°C).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 3.7 days. Throughout December, 0.8" (19.6mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Las Cruces, during the entire year, the rain falls for 51.7 days and collects up to 9.8" (247.7mm) of precipitation.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Las Cruces, with an average of 10.1h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January, November and December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

December is the month with the lowest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the coldest month in Las Cruces?

With an average high-temperature of 57.7°F (14.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 29.1°F (-1.6°C), December is the coldest month in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

What is the temperature in December in Las Cruces?

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, in December, the average high-temperature is 57.7°F (14.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 29.1°F (-1.6°C).

How much does it rain in Las Cruces in December?

In December, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the rain falls for 3.7 days. Throughout December, 0.8" (19.6mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Las Cruces?

December has the shortest days of the year in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with an average of 10.1h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Las Cruces?

The average length of the day in December in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is 10.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Las Cruces?

January, November and December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

How long on average sun shines in December in Las Cruces?

The average sunshine in December in Las Cruces is 8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Las Cruces?

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Las Cruces, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Las Cruces?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 57.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (94.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (57.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 29.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (29.1°F).

Average rainfall in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.8"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (0.2").

Average rainfall days in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 3.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (9.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (1.9 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 10.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 13h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 8).

Average UV index in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).