December weather forecast
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Gulf Shores, is also an enjoyable month, with average temperature ranging between min 53.6°F (12°C) and max 63.3°F (17.4°C).

Temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average high-temperature in December is essentially the same as in November - a still enjoyable 63.3°F (17.4°C). The average low-temperature, in Gulf Shores, is 53.6°F (12°C).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 79%, December is the most humid month in Gulf Shores.

Rainfall

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, during December, the rain falls for 10.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.73" (44mm) of precipitation. In Gulf Shores, Alabama, during the entire year, the rain falls for 137.7 days and collects up to 15.75" (400mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January and December. December is the first month it typically snows. Throughout December, there are 0.1 snowfall days. Throughout the year, in Gulf Shores, there are 0.3 snowfall days.

Ocean temperature

In Gulf Shores, in December, the average water temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 64.9°F (18.3°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with an average of 10.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. 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 Gulf Shores?

December is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 79%.

What is the average humidity in December in Gulf Shores?

In December, the average relative humidity is 79%.

How much does it rain in Gulf Shores in December?

In December, in Gulf Shores, the rain falls for 10.2 days. Throughout December, 1.73" (44mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Gulf Shores?

December is the first month it typically snows in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Throughout December, there are 0.1 snowfall days.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Gulf Shores?

In December, the average ocean temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C). For most, swimming in 64.9°F (18.3°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Gulf Shores?

The month with the shortest days in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is December, with an average of 10.2h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Gulf Shores have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 10.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Gulf Shores?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Gulf Shores, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Gulf Shores have in December?

In December, the average sunshine in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 5.6h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores?

Months with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores, Alabama, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Gulf Shores?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average temperature in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in December: 17.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (30.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (15.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 12°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.7°C).

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Average pressure in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average pressure in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average pressure in December: 1020.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is August (1014.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average wind speed in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average wind speed in December: 17.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (18.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (12.7km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average humidity in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average humidity in December: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average rainfall in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in December: 44mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (60mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (17mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average rainfall days in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.5 days).

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Average snowfall days in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average snowfall days in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.2 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average sea temperature in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 18.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (15.8°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in December: 10.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.6h

Months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.6h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average sunshine days in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sunshine days in December: 18.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average UV index in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in December: 4

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average cloud cover in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average cloud cover in December: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 21).

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Average visibility in December
Gulf Shores, AL

Average visibility in December - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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