December weather forecast and climate
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 average temperature varying between 38.3°F (3.5°C) and 26.8°F (-2.9°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

Rainfall

In Poughkeepsie, New York, during December, the rain falls for 11.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.87" (73mm) of precipitation. 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, during December, snow falls for 6.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.31" (84mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Poughkeepsie, there are 35.9 snowfall days, and 16.57" (421mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Poughkeepsie, New York, is December, with an average of 9.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Poughkeepsie, the average sunshine 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. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, New York, 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).

What is the most humid month in Poughkeepsie?

Months with the highest humidity are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

What is the average humidity in December in Poughkeepsie?

The average relative humidity in December in Poughkeepsie, New York, is 81%.

How much does it rain in Poughkeepsie in December?

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

How many days does it snow in December in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, in December, during 6.7 snowfall days, 3.31" (84mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Poughkeepsie?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.2h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Poughkeepsie have in December?

In Poughkeepsie, the average length of the day in December is 9.2h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Poughkeepsie?

The average sunshine in December is 4.8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Poughkeepsie?

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

How high is the UV index in December in Poughkeepsie?

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

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"

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

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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%

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").
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

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.4h).

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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

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

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