December weather forecast
Poughkeepsie, NY

The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York
The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Poughkeepsie, is also a wintry month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 26.8°F (-2.9°C) and 38.3°F (3.5°C).

Temperature

In Poughkeepsie, the average high-temperature in December decreases from a frosty 48.2°F (9°C) in November to a cold 38.3°F (3.5°C). In Poughkeepsie, the average low-temperature is 26.8°F (-2.9°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity in Poughkeepsie, New York, are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

Rainfall

In Poughkeepsie, in December, during 11.9 rainfall days, 2.87" (73mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Poughkeepsie, during the entire year, the rain falls for 157.6 days and collects up to 28.9" (734mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Poughkeepsie. In Poughkeepsie, during 6.7 snowfall days, 3.31" (84mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Poughkeepsie, during the entire year, snow falls for 35.9 days and aggregates up to 16.57" (421mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 13min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 4:26 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 4:34 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December in Poughkeepsie is 4.8h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Poughkeepsie. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in December transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, in December, the average high-temperature is 38.3°F (3.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 26.8°F (-2.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is calculated to be 87.8°F (31°C).

What are the most humid months in Poughkeepsie?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Poughkeepsie?

In December, the average relative humidity is 81%.

How many days does it rain in December in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, in December, during 11.9 rainfall days, 2.87" (73mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Poughkeepsie in December?

In Poughkeepsie, New York, during December, snow falls for 6.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.31" (84mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Poughkeepsie?

The month with the shortest days in Poughkeepsie, New York, is December, with an average of 9h and 13min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Poughkeepsie have in December?

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

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Poughkeepsie?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 4:26 pm. On the last day of the month, in Poughkeepsie, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 4:34 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Poughkeepsie have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Poughkeepsie is 4.8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Poughkeepsie?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average temperature in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 38.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (32.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 26.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.1°F).

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Average pressure in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average pressure in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average pressure in December: 30.06"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).

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Average wind speed in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average wind speed in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (6.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average humidity in December - Poughkeepsie, 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%).

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Average rainfall in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.87"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (3.07").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.73").

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Average rainfall days in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall days in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average snowfall in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 3.31"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.21").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average snowfall days in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 6.7 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (9.8 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
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 13min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average sunshine days in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 14.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average cloud cover in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 49

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 36).

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Average visibility in December
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average visibility in December - Poughkeepsie, 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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