December weather forecast and climate
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

The first month of the winter, December, is also a wintry month in Albany, New York, with average temperature varying between 34.3°F (1.3°C) and 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In Albany, during December, the rain falls for 12.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation. In Albany, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162.8 days and collects up to 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Albany, New York, are January through May, October through December. In Albany, snow falls for 8.6 days, with typically accumulated 5.55" (141mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Albany, there are 50.4 snowfall days, and 27.2" (691mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9.1h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

In Albany, the average sunshine is 4.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the 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 Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 temperature in December in Albany?

In December, the average high-temperature is 34.3°F (1.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Albany?

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

How much does it rain in Albany in December?

In Albany, in December, during 12.1 rainfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Albany?

In Albany, New York, in December, snow falls for 8.6 days, with typically accumulated 5.55" (141mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Albany?

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

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Albany have in December?

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

When is 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.

What is the UV index reading in December in Albany?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Albany is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

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"

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

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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").
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).
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: 9.1h

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

  • Average sunshine in December: 4.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
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).
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

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

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