December weather forecast
Vancouver, Canada

The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a wintry month in Vancouver, Canada, with an average temperature ranging between min 1.9°C (35.4°F) and max 4.7°C (40.5°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 4.7°C (40.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 1.9°C (35.4°F), December is the coldest month.

Humidity

In Vancouver, the average relative humidity in December is 82%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, during 19.5 rainfall days, 188mm (7.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Vancouver, during the entire year, the rain falls for 192.4 days and collects up to 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Vancouver. In Vancouver, during December, snow falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 41mm (1.61") of snow. Throughout the year, there are 10.2 snowfall days, and 192mm (7.56") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, the average seawater temperature in December is 7.7°C (45.9°F).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 8h and 16min of daylight.
On the first day of December, 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 4:23 pm PST.

Sunshine

January and December, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Vancouver.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in December transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 Vancouver?

The coldest month in Vancouver is December, with an average high-temperature of 4.7°C (40.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 1.9°C (35.4°F).

What is the temperature in December in Vancouver?

In December, in Vancouver, Canada, the average high-temperature is 4.7°C (40.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.9°C (35.4°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Vancouver?

In December, the average relative humidity in Vancouver is 82%.

How many days does it rain in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, during December, the rain falls for 19.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 188mm (7.4") of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in December, snow falls for 2 days, with typically accumulated 41mm (1.61") of snow.

How cold is the water in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, 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 Vancouver?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 8h and 16min of daylight.

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

In December, the average day length in Vancouver, Canada, is 8h and 16min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Vancouver?

On the first day of December in Vancouver, 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 4:23 pm PST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Vancouver?

January and December, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Vancouver.

How long on average sun shines in December in Vancouver?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Vancouver, Canada, is 3.9h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Vancouver?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Vancouver?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Vancouver, Canada, is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average snowfall days
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Average cloud cover
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Average temperature in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average temperature in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: 4.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (4.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 1.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.9°C).

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Average pressure in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average pressure in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average pressure in December: 1017.9mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1015.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average wind speed in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average wind speed in December: 11.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (11.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average humidity in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (75%).

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Average rainfall in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 188mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (209mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall days in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 19.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 41mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (67mm).
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall days in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 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
Vancouver, Canada

Average sea temperature in December - Vancouver, 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
Vancouver, Canada

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 16min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 16min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average sunshine days in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in December: 10 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (19.4 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are February and March (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Vancouver, Canada

Average UV index in December - Vancouver, 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
Vancouver, Canada

Average cloud cover in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in December: 59

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in December
Vancouver, Canada

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

The months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (9km).

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