December weather forecast
Albany, NY

The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Albany, is still a cold month, with an average temperature ranging between max 34.3°F (1.3°C) and min 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Temperature

In Albany, the average high-temperature in December decreases from a frosty 45.5°F (7.5°C) in November to a cold 34.3°F (1.3°C). The average low-temperature, in Albany, is 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Albany is 81%.

Rainfall

In Albany, during 12.1 rainfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 162.8 rainfall days, and 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Albany, New York. In December, in Albany, it is snowing for 8.6 days. Throughout December, 5.55" (141mm) of snow is accumulated. In Albany, New York, during the entire year, snow falls for 50.4 days and aggregates up to 27.2" (691mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9h and 7min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 4:22 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 4:31 pm EST.

Sunshine

In Albany, the average sunshine in December is 4.3h.

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in December transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Albany?

In December, the average relative humidity in Albany is 81%.

How many days does it rain in December in Albany?

In December, in Albany, New York, the rain falls for 12.1 days. Throughout December, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Albany in December?

In Albany, New York, in December, during 8.6 snowfall days, 5.55" (141mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Albany?

With an average of 9h and 7min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

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

In December, the average day length in Albany is 9h and 7min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Albany?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 4:22 pm. On the last day of the month, in Albany, New York, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 4:31 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Albany have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Albany, New York, is 4.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Albany?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Albany, New York.

How high is the UV index in December in Albany?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Albany, New York, is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Albany, NY

Average temperature in December - Albany, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 34.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 24.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.7°F).

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Average pressure in December
Albany, NY

Average pressure in December - Albany, NY
  • Average pressure in December: 30.06"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Albany, NY

Average wind speed in December - Albany, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 7.6mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.2mph).

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Average humidity in December
Albany, NY

Average humidity in December - Albany, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (73%).

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Average rainfall in December
Albany, NY

Average rainfall in December - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.72"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (3.19").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in December
Albany, NY

Average rainfall days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Albany, NY

Average snowfall in December - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 5.55"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Albany, NY

Average snowfall days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 8.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.2 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
Albany, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Albany, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 7min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 16min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 7min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Albany, NY

Average sunshine days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 14.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (10.6 days).

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Average UV index in December
Albany, NY

Average UV index in December - Albany, NY
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Albany, NY

Average cloud cover in December - Albany, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 58).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in December
Albany, NY

Average visibility in December - Albany, NY
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, August and September (5mi).

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