December weather forecast
Payson, AZ

The scenic landscape of Payson in Arizona, with the iconic Mogollon Rim landmark
The scenic landscape of Payson in Arizona, with the iconic Mogollon Rim landmark

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Payson, is still a cool month, with an average temperature varying between 50.2°F (10.1°C) and 31.5°F (-0.3°C).

Temperature

December is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 50.2°F (10.1°C) and an average low-temperature of 31.5°F (-0.3°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity in Payson are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 58%.

Rainfall

In Payson, during December, the rain falls for 6.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation. In Payson, Arizona, during the entire year, the rain falls for 85.7 days and collects up to 15.31" (389mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall. In December, in Payson, it is snowing for 4.3 days. Throughout December, 5.39" (137mm) of snow is accumulated. In Payson, during the entire year, snow falls for 13.6 days and aggregates up to 19.49" (495mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9h and 55min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 5:15 pm. On the last day of December, in Payson, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 5:25 pm MST.

Sunshine

With an average of 6.6h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Payson. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to 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 coldest month in Payson?

December is the coldest month in Payson, Arizona, with an average high-temperature of 50.2°F (10.1°C) and an average low-temperature of 31.5°F (-0.3°C).

What is the temperature in December in Payson?

In December, the average high-temperature is 50.2°F (10.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.5°F (-0.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in September is estimated at 80.6°F (27°C).

What are the most humid months in Payson?

The months with the highest humidity in Payson are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 58%.

What is the average humidity in December in Payson?

The average relative humidity in December in Payson is 58%.

How much does it rain in Payson in December?

In December, in Payson, the rain falls for 6.1 days. Throughout December, 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Payson?

In Payson, Arizona, in December, during 4.3 snowfall days, 5.39" (137mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Payson?

December has the shortest days of the year in Payson, Arizona, with an average of 9h and 55min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Payson have in December?

In Payson, the average day length in December is 9h and 55min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Payson?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 5:15 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 5:25 pm MST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Payson?

With an average of 6.6h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Payson, Arizona.

How many hours of sunshine does Payson have in December?

In Payson, Arizona, the average sunshine duration in December is 6.6h.

When is the lowest UV index in Payson?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Payson?

In Payson, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Payson, AZ

Average temperature in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average high temperature in December: 50.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (50.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 31.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.6°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (31.5°F).

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Average pressure in December
Payson, AZ

Average pressure in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average pressure in December: 30.08"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.86"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Payson, AZ

Average wind speed in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average wind speed in December: 5.7mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are April and May (7.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Payson, AZ

Average humidity in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average humidity in December: 58%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (58%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (24%).

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Average rainfall in December
Payson, AZ

Average rainfall in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.38"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (3.19").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0.24").

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Average rainfall days in December
Payson, AZ

Average rainfall days in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (3.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Payson, AZ

Average snowfall in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average snowfall in December: 5.39"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (5.51").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Payson, AZ

Average snowfall days in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average snowfall days in December: 4.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (4.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Payson, AZ

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 55min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 55min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 36min

The months with the most sunshine are June and August (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 36min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Payson, AZ

Average sunshine days in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average sunshine days in December: 22.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (25.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.1 days).

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Average UV index in December
Payson, AZ

Average UV index in December - Payson, AZ
  • 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
Payson, AZ

Average cloud cover in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average cloud cover in December: 24

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 24).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 7).

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Average visibility in December
Payson, AZ

Average visibility in December - Payson, AZ
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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