December weather forecast
Durham, NC

The amazing skyscape of Durham City in North Carolina
The amazing skyscape of Durham City in North Carolina

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cool month in Durham, North Carolina, with an average temperature varying between 51.8°F (11°C) and 37°F (2.8°C).

Temperature

In Durham, the average high-temperature in December marginally drops from a mild 58.8°F (14.9°C) in November to a cool 51.8°F (11°C). In December, the average low-temperature is 37°F (2.8°C).

Humidity

December is the most humid month in Durham, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In Durham, North Carolina, in December, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 2.09" (53mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Durham, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.7 days and collects up to 29.41" (747mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March and December are months with snowfall in Durham. December is the first month it typically snows. Throughout December, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.51" (13mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Durham, there are 5.2 snowfall days, and 4.41" (112mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 46min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 5:01 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 5:11 pm EST.

Sunshine

With an average of 5.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Durham.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate 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's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 most humid month in Durham?

The most humid month in Durham, North Carolina, is December, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

What is the average humidity in December in Durham?

In Durham, North Carolina, the average relative humidity in December is 77%.

How much does it rain in Durham in December?

In Durham, North Carolina, in December, during 10 rainfall days, 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Durham?

December is the first month it typically snows in Durham, North Carolina. Throughout December, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.51" (13mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Durham?

The month with the shortest days in Durham, North Carolina, is December, with an average of 9h and 46min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Durham have in December?

In December, the average day length in Durham is 9h and 46min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Durham?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 5:01 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 5:11 pm EST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Durham?

With an average of 5.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

How many hours of sunshine does Durham have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Durham, North Carolina, is 5.4h.

When is the lowest UV index in Durham?

The months with the lowest UV index in Durham, North Carolina, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Durham?

In Durham, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Durham, NC

Average temperature in December - Durham, NC
  • Average high temperature in December: 51.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (47.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 37°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (32.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
Durham, NC

Average pressure in December - Durham, NC
  • Average pressure in December: 30.14"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Durham, NC

Average wind speed in December - Durham, NC
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.8mph).

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Average humidity in December
Durham, NC

Average humidity in December - Durham, NC
  • Average humidity in December: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (71%).

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Average rainfall in December
Durham, NC

Average rainfall in December - Durham, NC
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.09"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.19").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (1.89").

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Average rainfall days in December
Durham, NC

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.7 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Durham, NC

Average snowfall in December - Durham, NC
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.51"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.93").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Durham, NC

Average snowfall days in December - Durham, NC
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Durham, NC

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Durham, NC
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 46min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 34min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 46min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Durham, NC

Average sunshine days in December - Durham, NC
  • Average sunshine days in December: 19.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
Durham, NC

Average UV index in December - Durham, NC
  • 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 and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Durham, NC

Average cloud cover in December - Durham, NC
  • Average cloud cover in December: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in December
Durham, NC

Average visibility in December - Durham, NC
  • 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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