December weather forecast and climate
Las Cruces, NM

The lovely hilly countryside in Las Cruces, New Mexico
The lovely hilly countryside in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cool month in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with average temperature ranging between min 37.4°F (3°C) and max 53.8°F (12.1°C).

Temperature

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, the average high-temperature drops, from an enjoyable 63.3°F (17.4°C) in November, to a fresh 53.8°F (12.1°C). In Las Cruces, the average low-temperature is 37.4°F (3°C).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 50%, December is the most humid month.

Rainfall

In December, in Las Cruces, the rain falls for 4.2 days. Throughout December, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, during the entire year, the rain falls for 84.4 days and collects up to 9.72" (247mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January, February, November and December are months with snowfall. The month with the most snowfall is December when snow falls for 1.1 days and typically aggregates up to 0.67" (17mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 10.1h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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.
[Resources]

FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Las Cruces?

In December, in Las Cruces, the average high-temperature is 53.8°F (12.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 37.4°F (3°C).

What is the most humid month in Las Cruces?

The most humid month in Las Cruces is December, with an average relative humidity of 50%.

What is the average humidity in December in Las Cruces?

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, the average relative humidity in December is 50%.

How many days does it rain in December in Las Cruces?

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, in December, it is raining for 4.2 days, with typically 0.47" (12mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Las Cruces?

In Las Cruces, in December, snow falls for 1.1 days, with typically accumulated 0.67" (17mm) of snow.

When does it snow the most in Las Cruces?

The month with the most snowfall in Las Cruces is December when snow falls for 1.1 days and typically aggregates up to 0.67" (17mm) of snow.

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

The month with the shortest days in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is December, with an average of 10.1h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Las Cruces have in December?

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

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

The month with the least sunshine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is December, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine.

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

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, the average sunshine in December is 7.1h.

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

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index.

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

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average temperature in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 53.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (93.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (53.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 37.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.1°F).

[Resources]

Average pressure in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average pressure in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average pressure in December: 30.08"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.83").

[Resources]

Average wind speed in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average wind speed in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (6mph).

[Resources]

Average humidity in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average humidity in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average humidity in December: 50%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (50%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (22%).

[Resources]

Average rainfall in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average rainfall in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.47"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.28").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (0.12").

[Resources]

Average rainfall days in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average rainfall days in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is May (2.8 days).

[Resources]

Average snowfall in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average snowfall in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.67"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (0.67").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

[Resources]

Average snowfall days in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average snowfall days in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 1.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (1.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

[Resources]

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Las Cruces, NM

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7.1h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7.1h).

[Resources]

Average sunshine days in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average sunshine days in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average sunshine days in December: 25.4 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and April (26.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.3 days).

[Resources]

Average UV index in December
Las Cruces, NM

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

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 3).

[Resources]

Average cloud cover in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average cloud cover in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average cloud cover in December: 18

Months with the most cloud cover are July and December (Cloud cover 18).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 8).

[Resources]

Average visibility in December
Las Cruces, NM

Average visibility in December - Las Cruces, NM
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

[Resources]