December weather forecast
Nanaimo, Canada

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Weather in December

December brings the winter season to Nanaimo, featuring low temperatures, heavy rainfall, and an increased incidence of snowfall. The shorter days imbue the city with a tranquil charm, marking the onset of holiday season. Outdoor enthusiasts savor the opportunity of snowfall during this month, turning the city into a winter wonderland. The festive mood, cooler nights and mesmerizing snowfall paint the city in a picturesque winter backdrop. Towards the end of December, anticipation builds for another round of seasonal weather changes in the new year.

Temperature

Nanaimo's December weather, with an average high temperature of 6.3°C (43.3°F) and an average low temperature of -0.2°C (31.6°F), tends to be the coldest of the year.

Humidity

The most humid month is December, with an average relative humidity of 83.2%.

Rainfall

In Nanaimo, Canada, in December, during 18.8 rainfall days, 166mm (6.54") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 170.1 rainfall days, and 1098mm (43.23") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Nanaimo, in December, during 3.2 snowfall days, 184mm (7.24") of snow is typically accumulated. In Nanaimo, Canada, during the entire year, snow falls for 11 days and aggregates up to 687mm (27.05") of snow.

Sea temperature

In Nanaimo, the average seawater temperature in December is 7.9°C (46.2°F).
Note: Swimming in 7.9°C (46.2°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 Nanaimo is December, with an average of 8h and 18min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Nanaimo, sunrise is at 7:50 am and sunset at 4:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:10 am and sunset at 4:27 pm PST.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 1.6h of sunshine.

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Nanaimo?

The month of December, characterized by an average high of 6.3°C (43.3°F) and a low of -0.2°C (31.6°F), is recognized as the coldest.

How cold is December in Nanaimo?

The high-temperature in Nanaimo, Canada, during December is 6.3°C (43.3°F) and the low-temperature is -0.2°C (31.6°F).

What is the most humid month in Nanaimo?

With an average relative humidity of 83.2%, December is the most humid month.

What is the average humidity in December in Nanaimo?

The average relative humidity in December is 83.2%.

How much does it rain in Nanaimo in December?

In Nanaimo, Canada, in December, it is raining for 18.8 days, with typically 166mm (6.54") of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Nanaimo in December?

In Nanaimo, Canada, in December, snow falls for 3.2 days, with typically accumulated 184mm (7.24") of snow.

How cold is the water in December in Nanaimo?

In Nanaimo, Canada, in December, the average water temperature is 7.9°C (46.2°F). Swimming in 7.9°C (46.2°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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Nanaimo?

The month with the shortest days in Nanaimo is December, with an average of 8h and 18min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Nanaimo have in December?

In December, the average day length in Nanaimo is 8h and 17min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Nanaimo?

On the first day of December in Nanaimo, sunrise is at 7:50 am and sunset at 4:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:10 am and sunset at 4:27 pm PST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nanaimo?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Nanaimo, with an average of 1.6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Nanaimo have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Nanaimo, Canada, is 1.6h.
Average humidity
Average rainfall days
Average snowfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine

Average temperature in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average temperature in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (24.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -0.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-0.2°C).

Average humidity in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average humidity in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 83.2%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (83.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (52.1%).

Average rainfall in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average rainfall in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 166.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (186.5mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (25.4mm).

Average rainfall days in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average rainfall days in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 18.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (6.8 days).

Average snowfall in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average snowfall in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 184mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (210mm).
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average snowfall days in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (3.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December
Nanaimo, Canada

Average sea temperature in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in December: 7.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (7.2°C).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Nanaimo, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h and 36min).

Nanaimo, Canada

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