Chapel Hill
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Chapel Hill, NC

Red flowers and green trees around the Old Well at the iconic UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on a sunny and calm day with scanty clouds in the sky
Red flowers and green trees around the Old Well at the iconic UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on a sunny and calm day with scanty clouds in the sky
December, the first month of the winter, in Chapel Hill, is still a cool month, with average temperature varying between 31.1°F (-0.5°C) and 52.5°F (11.4°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases, from a comfortable 62.8°F (17.1°C) in November, to a fresh 52.5°F (11.4°C). In December, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Rainfall

In Chapel Hill, during 10.5 rainfall days, 3.5" (89.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Chapel Hill, there are 122.5 rainfall days, and 47.3" (1201.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Chapel Hill are January through March, November and December.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Chapel Hill, with an average of 9.8h of daylight.

What is the temperature in December in Chapel Hill?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is 52.5°F (11.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

How much does it rain in Chapel Hill in December?

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in December, during 10.5 rainfall days, 3.5" (89.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Chapel Hill?

In Chapel Hill, during December, snow falls for 0.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.2" (5.1mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Chapel Hill?

With an average of 9.8h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

What is the average length of the day in December in Chapel Hill?

The average length of the day in December is 9.8h.
Average temperature in December - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average high temperature in December: 52.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (49.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 31.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (67.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (28.6°F).

Average rainfall in December - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.6").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (3.3").

Average rainfall days in December - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (12 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7.9 days).

Average snowfall in December - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.7").
Months with the lowest snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in December - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average daylight in December: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).