Kodiak
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Kodiak, AK

Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
The first month of the winter, December, is also a wintry month in Kodiak, Alaska, with average temperature fluctuating between 25.2°F (-3.8°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C).

Temperature

In Kodiak, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still wintry 36.3°F (2.4°C). In December, the average low-temperature is 25.2°F (-3.8°C).

Rainfall

In Kodiak, during December, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 7.6" (194.1mm) of precipitation. In Kodiak, during the entire year, the rain falls for 191 days and collects up to 75.4" (1913.9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. Throughout December, 14.9" (378.5mm) of snow is accumulated. In Kodiak, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 77.6" (1971mm).

Ocean temperature

In Kodiak, the average seawater temperature is 42.1°F (5.6°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Kodiak, with an average of 6.6h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are November and December, with an average of 3h of sunshine.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Kodiak. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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 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.

What is the temperature in December in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, in December, the average high-temperature is 36.3°F (2.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 25.2°F (-3.8°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Kodiak?

In December, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout December, 7.6" (194.1mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Kodiak in December?

Throughout December, in Kodiak, 14.9" (378.5mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in December is 42.1°F (5.6°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kodiak?

With an average of 6.6h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Kodiak.

How many hours of daylight does Kodiak have in December?

In December, the average length of the day is 6.6h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kodiak?

Months with the least sunshine in Kodiak, Alaska, are November and December, with an average of 3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, the average sunshine in December is 3h.

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

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Kodiak, Alaska.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Kodiak?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Kodiak is 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 2.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (16.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -3.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (9.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-4.1°C).

Average rainfall in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 194.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (212.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (104.6mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, May and December (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (14 days).

Average snowfall in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 378.5mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (444.5mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average sea temperature in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average sea temperature in December: 5.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (4.2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 6.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 3).

Average UV index in December - Kodiak, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).