December weather forecast
Richmond, Canada

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Weather in December

Come December, the full force of winter grips Richmond. The city records the coldest average minimum temperatures of the year, a chilling 0.8°C (33.4°F). A substantial volume of rainfall, nearly 197mm (7.76"), encapsulates the city in wet and frosty conditions over approximately 19.4 days. December ushers in heavy snowfall, with a substantial 72mm (2.83") accumulating over 3.3 days. As days become shorter and sunshine hours decrease, the festive spirit in Richmond enhances the city's charm in the face of the winter chill.

Temperature

December is the coldest month of the year in Richmond, registering average temperatures as high as 4.1°C (39.4°F) and as low as 0.8°C (33.4°F).

Humidity

In Richmond, the average relative humidity in December is 84%.

Rainfall

In Richmond, in December, it is raining for 19.4 days, with typically 197mm (7.76") of accumulated precipitation. In Richmond, during the entire year, the rain falls for 199.4 days and collects up to 1439mm (56.65") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Richmond are January through April, November and December. In Richmond, in December, during 3.3 snowfall days, 72mm (2.83") of snow is typically accumulated. In Richmond, during the entire year, snow falls for 13.9 days and aggregates up to 293mm (11.54") of snow.

Sea temperature

In Richmond, Canada, in December, the average water temperature is 7.7°C (45.9°F).
Note: Staying in 7.7°C (45.9°F) waters for just a few moments at 13°C (55.4°F) can be harrowing, and below 10°C (50°F) poses breathing and cold shock risks, depending on individual tolerance.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Richmond, with an average of 8h and 18min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:16 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 8:07 am and sunset at 4:24 pm PST.

Sunshine

In Richmond, Canada, the average sunshine in December is 3.8h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The UV index of 2 during December leads to these advisories:
Extended time in the sun generally does not harm most, but those with sensitive skin, infants, and children should always be protected. To avoid the Sun's strongest rays, limit exposure around the mid-day period. It's wise to wear UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses when the sun shines brightly. Attention! Nearly twice the Sun's UV radiation can be reflected by snow.
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Frequently asked questions

What month is the coldest in Richmond?

December is Richmond's coldest month, registering average high temperatures of 4.1°C (39.4°F) and lows of 0.8°C (33.4°F).

How cold is December in Richmond?

During December, Richmond experiences an average high-temperature of 4.1°C (39.4°F) and a low-temperature of 0.8°C (33.4°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Richmond?

In December, the average relative humidity in Richmond, Canada, is 84%.

How much does it rain in Richmond in December?

In Richmond, during December, the rain falls for 19.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 197mm (7.76") of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Richmond in December?

In Richmond, during December, snow falls for 3.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 72mm (2.83") of snow.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Richmond?

In Richmond, Canada, in December, the average water temperature is 7.7°C (45.9°F). Swimming in 7.7°C (45.9°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 Richmond?

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

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

The average day length in December is 8h and 17min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Richmond?

On the first day of December in Richmond, Canada, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:07 am and sunset at 4:24 pm PST.

How many hours of sunshine does Richmond have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Richmond is 3.8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Richmond?

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

What is the UV index intensity in December in Richmond?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Richmond is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Richmond, Canada

Average temperature in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: 4.1°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (20.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (4.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 0.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (12.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (0.8°C).

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Average pressure in December
Richmond, Canada

Average pressure in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average pressure in December: 1018.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1015.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Richmond, Canada

Average wind speed in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.2km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and November (9.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Richmond, Canada

Average humidity in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (75%).

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Average rainfall in December
Richmond, Canada

Average rainfall in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 197mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (222mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (28mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Richmond, Canada

Average rainfall days in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 19.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (9.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Richmond, Canada

Average snowfall in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 72mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (98mm).
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Richmond, Canada

Average snowfall days in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (4.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Richmond, Canada

Average sea temperature in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in December: 7.7°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Richmond, 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: 3h and 5min

The months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Richmond, Canada

Average sunshine days in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in December: 10.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (19.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (7.8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Richmond, Canada

Average UV index in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 5).
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
Richmond, Canada

Average cloud cover in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in December: 60

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 60).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in December
Richmond, Canada

Average visibility in December - Richmond, Canada
  • Average visibility in December: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (8km).

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