December weather forecast
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

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an average temperature ranging between min 21.6°F (-5.8°C) and max 39.7°F (4.3°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 64%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 6.5 days. Throughout December, 0.75" (19mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Santa Fe, there are 90.3 rainfall days, and 9.8" (249mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

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 9h and 47min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:55 am and sunset at 4:50 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 5:00 pm MST.

Sunshine

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

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Santa Fe?

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

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

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December, it is raining for 6.5 days, with typically 0.75" (19mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Santa Fe?

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

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

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

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

December has the shortest days of the year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an average of 9h and 47min of daylight.

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

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average day length in December is 9h and 47min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Santa Fe?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:55 am and sunset at 4:50 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 5:00 pm MST.

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

The months with the least sunshine in Santa Fe 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 December, the average sunshine duration in Santa Fe is 7.1h.

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

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

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

In Santa Fe, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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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"Hg

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

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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").
The 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).
The 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: 9h and 47min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 32min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h and 6min

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

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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

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The 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

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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