Taos
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Taos, NM

A large old building in the ancient city of Taos in NM, and a view of high mountains in the back, and a bright yellow-orange sunset sky
A large old building in the ancient city of Taos in NM, and a view of high mountains in the back, and a bright yellow-orange sunset sky
December, the first month of the winter, in Taos, is also a wintry month, with average temperature fluctuating between 41.7°F (5.4°C) and 12.2°F (-11°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases, from a fresh 52.2°F (11.2°C) in November, to a wintry 41.7°F (5.4°C). In December, in Taos, the average low-temperature is 12.2°F (-11°C).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 4 days. Throughout December, 0.6" (16mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Taos, during the entire year, the rain falls for 69 days and collects up to 12.3" (312.7mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Taos, New Mexico, are January through May, October through December.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.7h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Taos are November and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 2, December is the month with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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 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.

What is the temperature in December in Taos?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Taos, is 41.7°F (5.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 12.2°F (-11°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Taos?

In Taos, during December, the rain falls for 4 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.6" (16mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Taos in December?

In Taos, in December, 6.2" (157.5mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Taos?

With an average of 9.7h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Taos.

How many hours of daylight does Taos have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Taos, New Mexico, is 9.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Taos?

November and December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Taos have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Taos is 7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Taos?

With an average maximum UV index of 2, December is the month with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in December in Taos?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Taos, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 41.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (40°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 12.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.7°F).

Average rainfall in December - Taos, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.9").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and December (0.6").

Average rainfall days in December - Taos, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (10 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, November and December (4 days).

Average snowfall in December - Taos, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 6.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (7.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Taos, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

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

Average UV index in December - Taos, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).