Halifax
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Halifax, Canada

December, the first month of the winter, in Halifax, is still a cold month, with temperature in the range of an average low of -4.3°C (24.3°F) and an average high of 2.8°C (37°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature drops, from a chilly 8.1°C (46.6°F) in November, to a wintry 2.8°C (37°F). In December, in Halifax, the average low-temperature is -4.3°C (24.3°F).

Humidity

December is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 75.5%.

Rainfall

In Halifax, in December, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 115.9mm (4.6") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Halifax, Canada, there are 142.9 rainfall days, and 1313.8mm (51.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Halifax, Canada, are January through May, October through December. In Halifax, during December, snow falls for 5.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 292mm (11.5") of snow. Throughout the year, in Halifax, there are 25.3 snowfall days, and 1542mm (60.7") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Halifax, Canada, in December, the average water temperature is 5.5°C (41.9°F).
Note: Swimming in 5.5°C (41.9°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Halifax is December, with an average of 3.4h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Halifax. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
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 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 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 Halifax?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Halifax, Canada, is 2.8°C (37°F), while the average low-temperature is -4.3°C (24.3°F).

What is the most humid month in Halifax?

With an average relative humidity of 75.5%, December is the most humid month in Halifax, Canada.

What is the average humidity in December in Halifax?

In Halifax, the average relative humidity in December is 75.5%.

How much does it rain in Halifax in December?

In December, in Halifax, the rain falls for 10.8 days. Throughout December, 115.9mm (4.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Halifax?

In Halifax, Canada, during December, snow falls for 5.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 292mm (11.5") of snow.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Halifax?

In December, the average sea temperature is 5.5°C (41.9°F). Swimming in 5.5°C (41.9°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Halifax?

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

What is the average length of the day in December in Halifax?

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

What is the month with the least sunshine in Halifax?

With an average of 3.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Halifax.

How many hours of sunshine does Halifax have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Halifax, Canada, is 3.4h.

When is the lowest UV index in Halifax?

Months with the lowest UV index in Halifax are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in December in Halifax?

In Halifax, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: 2.8°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (23.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-0.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -4.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-8.2°C).

Average humidity in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 75.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75.5%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (61.9%).

Average rainfall in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 115.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (143.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (75.1mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (6.5 days).

Average snowfall in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 292mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (431mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 5.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in December: 5.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (17.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (0.8°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 8.9h

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

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.4h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in December - Halifax, Canada
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).