December weather forecast and climate
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

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

Temperature

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

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 82%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, during December, the rain falls for 19.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 188mm (7.4") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Vancouver, there are 192.4 rainfall days, and 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

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

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, the average seawater temperature 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

The month with the shortest days in Vancouver is December, with an average of 8.3h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Vancouver. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Vancouver?

December is the coldest month, 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, 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?

The average relative humidity in December in Vancouver is 82%.

How many days does it rain in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in December, it is raining for 19.5 days, with typically 188mm (7.4") of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Vancouver?

In December, in Vancouver, it is snowing for 2 days. Throughout December, 41mm (1.61") of snow is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, the average seawater temperature in December 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?

December has the shortest days of the year in Vancouver, with an average of 8.3h of daylight.

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

The average length of the day in December in Vancouver, Canada, is 8.3h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Vancouver?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Vancouver, Canada, is 3.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Vancouver?

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

How high is the UV index in December in Vancouver?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

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).
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).
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: 8.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3.9).

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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).
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).
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

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
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

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

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