December weather forecast
Ouray, CO

The colorful city of Ouray set between high mountains in Colorado
The colorful city of Ouray set between high mountains in Colorado

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a subzero cold month in Ouray, Colorado, with an average temperature ranging between min 4.8°F (-15.1°C) and max 25.3°F (-3.7°C).

Temperature

In Ouray, the average high-temperature in December slightly decreases from a wintry 34.2°F (1.2°C) in November to a subzero cold 25.3°F (-3.7°C). In Ouray, the average low-temperature is 4.8°F (-15.1°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In December, in Ouray, the rain falls for 1.5 days. Throughout December, 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Ouray, during the entire year, the rain falls for 98.2 days and collects up to 26.65" (677mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December. In Ouray, during December, snow falls for 12.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 10.71" (272mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Ouray, there are 102 snowfall days, and 101.02" (2566mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 35min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Ouray.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. On the last day of December, in Ouray, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:01 pm MST.

Sunshine

February and December, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Ouray, Colorado.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Ouray, Colorado, are February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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 Ouray?

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

How many days does it rain in December in Ouray?

In Ouray, Colorado, in December, during 1.5 rainfall days, 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Ouray?

In Ouray, Colorado, during December, snow falls for 12.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 10.71" (272mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Ouray?

December has the shortest days of the year in Ouray, Colorado, with an average of 9h and 35min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Ouray have in December?

The average day length in December is 9h and 35min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Ouray?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:01 pm MST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Ouray?

February and December, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Ouray have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December is 5.7h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Ouray are February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in December in Ouray?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Ouray, Colorado, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Ouray, CO

Average temperature in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 25.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (65.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 4.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (43.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2.8°F).

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Average pressure in December
Ouray, CO

Average pressure in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average pressure in December: 30.16"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.23"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Ouray, CO

Average wind speed in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average wind speed in December: 5.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (7.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Ouray, CO

Average humidity in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average humidity in December: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (47%).

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Average rainfall in December
Ouray, CO

Average rainfall in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.34"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (5.39").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.1").

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Average rainfall days in December
Ouray, CO

Average rainfall days in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (23.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January and February (1.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Ouray, CO

Average snowfall in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 10.71"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (16.26").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Ouray, CO

Average snowfall days in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is April (16.5 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Ouray, CO

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 35min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 46min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 5h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Ouray, CO

Average sunshine days in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 18.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (5.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Ouray, CO

Average UV index in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 4).
The months with the lowest UV index are February and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Ouray, CO

Average cloud cover in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 42

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in December
Ouray, CO

Average visibility in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and December (4mi).

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