December weather forecast and climate
Santa Fe, NM

Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Santa Fe, is also a wintry month, with average temperature fluctuating between 39.7°F (4.3°C) and 21.6°F (-5.8°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases, from a cool 50.5°F (10.3°C) in November, to a wintry 39.7°F (4.3°C). In Santa Fe, the average low-temperature is 21.6°F (-5.8°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 64%.

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December, it is raining for 6.5 days, with typically 0.75" (19mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Santa Fe, during the entire year, the rain falls for 90.3 days and collects up to 9.8" (249mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. December is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 7.9 days and accumulates 5.71" (145mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9.8h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Santa Fe are January, February and December, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine.

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 reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Santa Fe?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 39.7°F (4.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 21.6°F (-5.8°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the average relative humidity in December is 64%.

How many days does it rain in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, during December, the rain falls for 6.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.75" (19mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December, snow falls for 7.9 days, with typically accumulated 5.71" (145mm) of snow.

What is the snowiest month in Santa Fe?

The month with the most snowfall in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is December when snow falls for 7.9 days and typically aggregates up to 5.71" (145mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Santa Fe?

With an average of 9.8h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

How many hours of daylight does Santa Fe have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 9.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Santa Fe?

Months with the least sunshine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are January, February and December, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Fe have in December?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average sunshine in December is 7.1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe.

How high is the UV index in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average temperature in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 39.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 21.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (21.6°F).

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Average pressure in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average pressure in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average pressure in December: 30.11"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (29.88").

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Average wind speed in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average wind speed in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average humidity in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average humidity in December: 64%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (67%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (32%).

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Average rainfall in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.75"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.4 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 5.71"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.71").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 7.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (7.9 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7.1h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 7.1).

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Average sunshine days in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average sunshine days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average sunshine days in December: 21.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average UV index in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • 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).

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Average cloud cover in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average cloud cover in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average cloud cover in December: 21

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 21).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in December
Santa Fe, NM

Average visibility in December - Santa Fe, 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).

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