December weather forecast
Columbus, OH

An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio
An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a wintry month in Columbus, Ohio, with an average temperature ranging between min 29.3°F (-1.5°C) and max 39.2°F (4°C).

Temperature

In Columbus, the average high-temperature in December drops from a chilly 49.6°F (9.8°C) in November to a cold 39.2°F (4°C). In Columbus, Ohio, the average low-temperature is 29.3°F (-1.5°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In Columbus, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 2.4" (61mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 164.3 rainfall days, and 30.55" (776mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Columbus are January through April, October through December. In Columbus, snow falls for 8.7 days, with typically accumulated 2.44" (62mm) of snow. In Columbus, during the entire year, snow falls for 42.3 days and aggregates up to 12.28" (312mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 23min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Columbus, Ohio.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:34 am and sunset at 5:07 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:53 am and sunset at 5:16 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 3.9h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Columbus are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 temperature in December in Columbus?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Columbus, Ohio, is 39.2°F (4°C), while the average low-temperature is 29.3°F (-1.5°C). in August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is computed to be 87.8°F (31°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Columbus?

In Columbus, the average relative humidity in December is 81%.

How many days does it rain in December in Columbus?

In Columbus, during December, the rain falls for 11.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Columbus in December?

In Columbus, Ohio, during December, snow falls for 8.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.44" (62mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Columbus?

December has the shortest days of the year in Columbus, with an average of 9h and 23min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Columbus have in December?

In Columbus, Ohio, the average day length in December is 9h and 23min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Columbus?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:34 am and sunset at 5:07 pm. On the last day of the month, in Columbus, sunrise is at 7:53 am and sunset at 5:16 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Columbus have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Columbus is 3.9h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Columbus, Ohio, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in December in Columbus?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Columbus is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Columbus, OH

Average temperature in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average high temperature in December: 39.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (33.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 29.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21.6°F).

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Average pressure in December
Columbus, OH

Average pressure in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average pressure in December: 30.12"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Columbus, OH

Average wind speed in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average wind speed in December: 8.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Columbus, OH

Average humidity in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average humidity in December: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (73%).

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Average rainfall in December
Columbus, OH

Average rainfall in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.62").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.69").

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Average rainfall days in December
Columbus, OH

Average rainfall days in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Columbus, OH

Average snowfall in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall in December: 2.44"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.31").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Columbus, OH

Average snowfall days in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall days in December: 8.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.9 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
Columbus, OH

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 23min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 58min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 23min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Columbus, OH

Average sunshine days in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average sunshine days in December: 12.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (16.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (10.1 days).

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Average UV index in December
Columbus, OH

Average UV index in December - Columbus, OH
  • 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, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Columbus, OH

Average cloud cover in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average cloud cover in December: 59

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in December
Columbus, OH

Average visibility in December - Columbus, OH
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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