December weather forecast
Montpelier, VT

Sunset in the scenic leafy town of Montpelier, Vermont
Sunset in the scenic leafy town of Montpelier, Vermont

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a subzero cold month in Montpelier, Vermont, with an average temperature varying between 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and 19°F (-7.2°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases from a cold 40.1°F (4.5°C) in November to a subzero cold 28.6°F (-1.9°C). The average low-temperature, in Montpelier, is 19°F (-7.2°C).

Humidity

In Montpelier, the average relative humidity in December is 86%.

Rainfall

In Montpelier, in December, it is raining for 10.4 days, with typically 2.6" (66mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 166.6 rainfall days, and 32.01" (813mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Montpelier. In December, it is snowing for 21 days. Throughout December, 9.37" (238mm) of snow is accumulated. In Montpelier, during the entire year, snow falls for 107.7 days and aggregates up to 58.82" (1494mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Montpelier, with an average of 8h and 56min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 4:12 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 4:20 pm EST.

Sunshine

In Montpelier, the average sunshine in December is 3.1h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in December interpret into the following advice:
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. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Montpelier?

In December, in Montpelier, the average high-temperature is 28.6°F (-1.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 19°F (-7.2°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Montpelier?

In December, the average relative humidity in Montpelier, Vermont, is 86%.

How much does it rain in Montpelier in December?

In Montpelier, Vermont, in December, it is raining for 10.4 days, with typically 2.6" (66mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Montpelier?

In Montpelier, Vermont, during December, snow falls for 21 days and regularly aggregates up to 9.37" (238mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Montpelier?

With an average of 8h and 56min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

How many hours of daylight does Montpelier have in December?

In Montpelier, the average day length in December is 8h and 56min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Montpelier?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 4:12 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 4:20 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Montpelier?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Montpelier is 3.1h.

When is the lowest UV index in Montpelier?

The months with the lowest UV index in Montpelier are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in December in Montpelier?

In Montpelier, Vermont, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Montpelier, VT

Average temperature in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average high temperature in December: 28.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 19°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (55.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.8°F).

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Average pressure in December
Montpelier, VT

Average pressure in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average pressure in December: 30.04"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Montpelier, VT

Average wind speed in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Montpelier, VT

Average humidity in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average humidity in December: 86%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (76%).

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Average rainfall in December
Montpelier, VT

Average rainfall in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (3.43").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.09").

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Average rainfall days in December
Montpelier, VT

Average rainfall days in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (18.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (6.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Montpelier, VT

Average snowfall in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average snowfall in December: 9.37"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (13.31").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Montpelier, VT

Average snowfall days in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average snowfall days in December: 21 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (22.3 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
Montpelier, VT

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 56min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 28min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 56min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 2h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Montpelier, VT

Average sunshine days in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average sunshine days in December: 7.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (14.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (5.5 days).

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Average UV index in December
Montpelier, VT

Average UV index in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Montpelier, VT

Average cloud cover in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average cloud cover in December: 70

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 74).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 39).

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Average visibility in December
Montpelier, VT

Average visibility in December - Montpelier, VT
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (5mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (4mi).

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