December weather forecast and climate
Charlotte, NC

A small river flowing through the beautiful Marshall Park overlooking Charlotte city buildings, North Carolina
A small river flowing through the beautiful Marshall Park overlooking Charlotte city buildings, North Carolina
December starts the winter in Charlotte as the cold takes over the city. The average temperatures are in the freezing range of 32°F (0°C) to 53°F (11.7°C) and almost half the nights drop below 30°F (-1.1°C). An unusually cold December may see the nights drop to 20°F (-6.7°C) and below.
The 10-hour days in December are the shortest of the year, with the daily sunlight hardly lasting for 5 hours. The skies are often cloudy and dark, as the precipitation registers 3.2" (81.3mm).
December is prone to ice storms and wintry mix along with the rain. Wear warm winter clothes and drive carefully on the roads.

What is the temperature in December in Charlotte?

In Charlotte, in December, the average high-temperature is 53.6°F (12°C), and the average low-temperature is 32°F (0°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Charlotte?

In December, the rain falls for 10 days. Throughout December, 3.6" (92mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Charlotte?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.8h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Charlotte have in December?

The average length of the day in December is 9.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Charlotte?

The month with the least sunshine in Charlotte is December, with an average of 5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Charlotte have in December?

In Charlotte, the average sunshine in December is 5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Charlotte?

The month with the lowest UV index in Charlotte is December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Charlotte?

In Charlotte, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Charlotte, NC
  • Average high temperature in December: 54°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 32°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (30°F).

Average rainfall in December - Charlotte, NC
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (4.8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (3.1").

Average rainfall days in December - Charlotte, NC
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are March and July (11 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are September and October (7 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Charlotte, NC
  • Average daylight in December: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in December - Charlotte, NC
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

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