Lake Placid
New York, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Lake Placid, NY

A beautiful image taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York, a perfect reflection image
A beautiful image taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York, a perfect reflection image
The first month of the winter, December, is also a subzero cold month in Lake Placid, New York, with average temperature fluctuating between 10.2°F (-12.1°C) and 29.1°F (-1.6°C).

Temperature

In Lake Placid, the average high-temperature in December drops, from a cold 41.5°F (5.3°C) in November, to a freezing cold 29.1°F (-1.6°C). The average low-temperature, in December, is 10.2°F (-12.1°C).

Rainfall

In Lake Placid, in December, it is raining for 18 days, with typically 3.1" (78mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Lake Placid, there are 177 rainfall days, and 39.3" (997mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Lake Placid, with an average of 8.9h of daylight.

Sunshine

November and December, with an average of 3h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to 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. 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.

What is the temperature in December in Lake Placid?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 29.1°F (-1.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 10.2°F (-12.1°C).

How much does it rain in Lake Placid in December?

In Lake Placid, during December, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.1" (78mm) of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lake Placid?

With an average of 8.9h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Lake Placid, New York.

How many hours of daylight does Lake Placid have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Lake Placid is 8.9h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Lake Placid?

November and December, with an average of 3h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Lake Placid?

In December, the average sunshine in Lake Placid, New York, is 3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid?

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 Lake Placid?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 29.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 10.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (52.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (4.3°F).

Average rainfall in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.1").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.5").

Average rainfall days in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (18 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are July, September and October (13 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 8.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 3).

Average UV index in December - Lake Placid, 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).