December weather forecast and climate
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 still a freezing cold month in Montpelier, Vermont, with average temperature ranging between max 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and min 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). In December, in Montpelier, Vermont, the average low-temperature is 19°F (-7.2°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Montpelier, in December, it is raining for 10.4 days, with typically 2.6" (66mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Montpelier, during the entire year, the rain falls for 166.6 days and collects up to 32.01" (813mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Montpelier is December, with an average of 8.9h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 3.1h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Montpelier are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Montpelier?

In Montpelier, in December, 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 many days does it rain in December in Montpelier?

In Montpelier, during December, the rain falls for 10.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Montpelier in December?

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 8.9h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Montpelier, Vermont.

How many hours of daylight does Montpelier have in December?

In Montpelier, Vermont, the average length of the day in December is 8.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Montpelier have in December?

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

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Montpelier?

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

What is the UV index intensity in December in Montpelier?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. 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
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"

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

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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%

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").
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).
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: 8.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 2.7).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
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

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

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

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