Albany
New York, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Albany, NY

The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
December, the first month of the winter, in Albany, is still a cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between 21.2°F (-6°C) and 35.8°F (2.1°C).

Temperature

In Albany, New York, the average high-temperature in December decreases, from a frosty 47.8°F (8.8°C) in November, to a wintry 35.8°F (2.1°C). The average low-temperature, in December, is 21.2°F (-6°C).

Humidity

In Albany, the average relative humidity in December is 73.9%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 11.9 days. Throughout December, 2.9" (74.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Albany, there are 137.8 rainfall days, and 39.4" (999.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Albany, New York, are January through May, October through December. In Albany, during December, snow falls for 7.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 13.7" (348mm) of snow. In Albany, during the entire year, snow falls for 34.8 days, and aggregates up to 60.3" (1531.6mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9.1h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Albany, New York.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Albany, New York, is 3.5h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Albany are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 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.

What is the temperature in December in Albany?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Albany, New York, is 35.8°F (2.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 21.2°F (-6°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Albany?

The average relative humidity in December in Albany, New York, is 73.9%.

How much does it rain in Albany in December?

In Albany, New York, during December, the rain falls for 11.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.9" (74.4mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Albany in December?

In December, it is snowing for 7.4 days. Throughout December, 13.7" (348mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Albany?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.1h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Albany?

In Albany, New York, the average length of the day in December is 9.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Albany have in December?

In December, the average sunshine is 3.5h.

When is the lowest UV index in Albany?

Months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Albany?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Albany is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Albany, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 35.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 21.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (14.5°F).

Average humidity in December - Albany, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 73.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (75.7%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.2%).

Average rainfall in December - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.9"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.1").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.2").

Average rainfall days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (13.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (9.8 days).

Average snowfall in December - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 13.7"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (17.9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 7.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (10.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Albany, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.5h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in December - Albany, NY
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).