December weather forecast
Dover Plains, NY

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Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also an icy month in Dover Plains, New York, with temperature in the range of an average low of 26.1°F (-3.3°C) and an average high of 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Temperature

The shift to December brings a decrease in the average high-temperature, falling from a frosty 47.3°F (8.5°C) in November to an icy 37.2°F (2.9°C). Dover Plains's December nights cool down to an average low-temperature of 26.1°F (-3.3°C).

Humidity

February and December, with an average relative humidity of 81%, are the most humid months.

Rainfall

In Dover Plains, New York, in December, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 3.31" (84mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Dover Plains, during the entire year, the rain falls for 160.1 days and collects up to 32.99" (838mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Dover Plains are January through May, October through December. In Dover Plains, in December, snow falls for 7.5 days, with typically accumulated 3.58" (91mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Dover Plains, New York, there are 41.2 snowfall days, and 20.28" (515mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 12min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Dover Plains.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:02 am and sunset at 4:24 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:21 am and sunset at 4:33 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 4.5h.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index in Dover Plains is December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: A maximum daily UV index of 1 during December morphs into the following directions:
Despite the majority tolerating prolonged sun exposure, those with sensitive skin, infants, and children demand continual protection. The Sun's harshest UV rays are around midday; it's wise to seek shade and limit time outdoors. To mitigate harm from sun exposure, pick sunglasses offering UVA and UVB defense. Remember to consider! The UV radiation from the Sun can be intensified nearly twice by the reflection of snow.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024
Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is December in Dover Plains?

The high-temperature in Dover Plains, New York, during December is 37.2°F (2.9°C) and the low-temperature is 26.1°F (-3.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in July is appraised at 87.8°F (31°C).

What are the most humid months in Dover Plains?

February and December, with an average relative humidity of 81%, are most humid months in Dover Plains, New York.

What is the average humidity in December in Dover Plains?

The average relative humidity in December is 81%.

How many days does it rain in December in Dover Plains?

In Dover Plains, New York, during December, the rain falls for 11.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.31" (84mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Dover Plains in December?

In Dover Plains, in December, during 7.5 snowfall days, 3.58" (91mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Dover Plains?

December has the shortest days of the year in Dover Plains, with an average of 9h and 12min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Dover Plains have in December?

In December, the average day length is 9h and 13min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Dover Plains?

On the first day of December in Dover Plains, sunrise is at 7:02 am and sunset at 4:24 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:21 am and sunset at 4:33 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Dover Plains?

The average sunshine duration in December in Dover Plains, New York, is 4.5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Dover Plains?

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Dover Plains, New York, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in December in Dover Plains?

In Dover Plains, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average temperature in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 37.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 26.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

Average pressure in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average pressure in December - Dover Plains, 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 (29.93"Hg).

Average wind speed in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average wind speed in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (7.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.7mph).

Average humidity in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average humidity in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 81%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

Average rainfall in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average rainfall in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.31"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (3.39").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.01").

Average rainfall days in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average rainfall days in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.1 days).

Average snowfall in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average snowfall in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 3.58"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (5.16").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average snowfall days in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 7.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (10.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 12min).

Average sunshine days in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average sunshine days in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 15 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (16.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (11.2 days).

Average UV index in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average UV index in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average cloud cover in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 53).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 37).

Average visibility in December
Dover Plains, NY

Average visibility in December - Dover Plains, NY
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

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

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