December weather forecast
Long Island City, NY

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Weather in December

December ushers in the full effect of winter in Long Island City, characterized by decreased temperatures and longer nights. The thermometer falls to a yearly low, reaching a minimum of 34.2°F (1.2°C) and a maximum of 42.4°F (5.8°C). The advent of winter is underscored by shorter daylight hours, an increased cloud cover, and snow. Winter's hallmark, the first snowfall, is typically experienced in this month. Despite the chilling environment, the festive atmosphere renders a cosy charm to December's weather.

Temperature

December's onset introduces a mild reduction in the average high-temperature, from a fresh 51.3°F (10.7°C) in November to a wintry 42.4°F (5.8°C). Long Island City's nights throughout December are marked by an average low temperature of 34.2°F (1.2°C), a minor drop from the day's high.

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are February, May and December, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

Rainfall

In Long Island City, in December, during 5.8 rainfall days, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Long Island City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 89.8 days and collects up to 6.73" (171mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March and December. The months with the most snowfall are February, March and December, with an average 0.16" (4mm) of accumulated snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 18min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 4:28 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:38 pm EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 5h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily high UV index of 2 during December translates into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun is at its harshest during midday; protect yourself by staying in shaded areas and minimizing exposure. It's wise to wear UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses when the sun shines brightly. Remember this! The UV radiation of the Sun can be nearly doubled by the reflective properties of snow.
Updated: Jun 13, 2024
Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in December?

An average high-temperature, in December, in Long Island City, is 42.4°F (5.8°C) and the average low-temperature is 34.2°F (1.2°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is computed to be 86°F (30°C).

What are the most humid months?

February, May and December, with an average relative humidity of 75%, are most humid months.

What is the average humidity in December?

In Long Island City, the average relative humidity in December is 75%.

How much does it rain in December?

In Long Island City, New York, in December, it is raining for 5.8 days, with typically 0.71" (18mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it snow the most?

The months with the most snowfall are February, March and December, with an average 0.16" (4mm) of accumulated snow.

When does it start snowing?

December is the first month it typically snows. Throughout December, in the average 1.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9h and 18min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Long Island City have in December?

The average day length in December is 9h and 19min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 4:28 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:38 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Long Island City have in December?

In Long Island City, the average sunshine duration in December is 5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index?

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in December?

In Long Island City, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Long Island City, NY

Average temperature in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 42.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 34.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.6°F).

Average pressure in December
Long Island City, NY

Average pressure in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average pressure in December: 30.07"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

Average wind speed in December
Long Island City, NY

Average wind speed in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 10.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.8mph).

Average humidity in December
Long Island City, NY

Average humidity in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February, May and December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

Average rainfall in December
Long Island City, NY

Average rainfall in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.71"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (0.75").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.2").

Average rainfall days in December
Long Island City, NY

Average rainfall days in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (9.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.8 days).

Average snowfall in December
Long Island City, NY

Average snowfall in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.16"

The months with the highest snowfall are February, March and December (0.16").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

Average snowfall days in December
Long Island City, NY

Average snowfall days in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 1.5 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (2.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Long Island City, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

Average sunshine days in December
Long Island City, NY

Average sunshine days in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 24 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and December (24 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (17.8 days).

Average UV index in December
Long Island City, NY

Average UV index in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in December
Long Island City, NY

Average cloud cover in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 47

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 29).

Average visibility in December
Long Island City, NY

Average visibility in December - Long Island City, NY
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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