December weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Iqaluit, is still a polar cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between -25.5°C (-13.9°F) and -17°C (1.4°F).

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature in December significantly decreases, from a freezing cold -8.3°C (17.1°F) in November, to an arctic cold -17°C (1.4°F). In Iqaluit, the average low-temperature is -25.5°C (-13.9°F).

Humidity

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity is 71.5%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Iqaluit, Canada.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Iqaluit are January through June, August through December. In December, in Iqaluit, it is snowing for 12.3 days. Throughout December, 234mm (9.21") of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Iqaluit, Canada, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.28") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is -1°C (30.2°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 4.6h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 0.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Iqaluit.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 0 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Iqaluit?

The average relative humidity in December is 71.5%.

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Does it rain in Iqaluit in December?

In December, in Iqaluit, Canada, it doesn't rain. November is the latest month when it rains.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in December?

In December, in Iqaluit, Canada, it is snowing for 12.3 days. Throughout December, 234mm (9.21") of snow is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average seawater temperature in December is -1°C (30.2°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the month with the shortest days in Iqaluit?

With an average of 4.6h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Iqaluit, Canada.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Iqaluit is 4.6h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Iqaluit?

With an average of 0.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

How long on average sun shines in December in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average sunshine in December is 0.4h.

When is the lowest UV index in Iqaluit?

Months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Iqaluit?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average temperature in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: -17°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -25.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

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Average humidity in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average humidity in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 71.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

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Average rainfall in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall days in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 234mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the least snowfall is July (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall days in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average sea temperature in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in December: -1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 4.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 0.4h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

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Average UV index in December
Iqaluit, Canada

Average UV index in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).

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