Santa Fe
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

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
December, the first month of the winter, in Santa Fe, is still a chilly month, with average temperature varying between 17.4°F (-8.1°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C).

Temperature

December is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 43.2°F (6.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, in December, during 4.2 rainfall days, 0.8" (21.1mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Santa Fe, there are 65.7 rainfall days, and 14.2" (360.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, October through December. The month with the most snowfall in Santa Fe is December when snow falls for 2.2 days and typically aggregates up to 8" (203.2mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Santa Fe is December, with an average of 9.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe are January 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 rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the coldest month in Santa Fe?

With an average high-temperature of 43.2°F (6.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C), December is the coldest month in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

What is the temperature in December in Santa Fe?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 43.2°F (6.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

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

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December, during 4.2 rainfall days, 0.8" (21.1mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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

In December, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, it is snowing for 2.2 days. Throughout December, 8" (203.2mm) of snow is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Santa Fe?

The month with the most snowfall in Santa Fe is December when snow falls for 2.2 days and typically aggregates up to 8" (203.2mm) of snow.

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

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.8h of daylight.

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

In December, the average length of the day in Santa Fe is 9.8h.

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

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

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

In December, the average sunshine is 7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 43.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (43.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 17.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (54.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (17.4°F).

Average rainfall in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.8"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.3").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.5").

Average rainfall days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (3.4 days).

Average snowfall in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 8"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (8").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.2 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 3

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