December weather forecast
Kansas City, KS

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Kansas City, is still a cold month, with an average temperature varying between 27.3°F (-2.6°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature drops from a fresh 52.5°F (11.4°C) in November to a wintry 40.8°F (4.9°C). In Kansas City, in December, the average low-temperature is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Humidity

In Kansas City, the average relative humidity in December is 74%.

Rainfall

In December, in Kansas City, the rain falls for 5.2 days. Throughout December, 0.91" (23mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Kansas City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 129.2 days and collects up to 20.75" (527mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In Kansas City, in December, snow falls for 3.3 days, with typically accumulated 0.63" (16mm) of snow. In Kansas City, during the entire year, snow falls for 16.5 days and aggregates up to 4.69" (119mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 28min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:18 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. On the last day of December, in Kansas City, sunrise is at 7:37 am and sunset at 5:05 pm CST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine in Kansas City is 5.4h.

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 value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 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 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Kansas City?

In December, in Kansas City, Kansas, the average high-temperature is 40.8°F (4.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 27.3°F (-2.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is calculated to be 95°F (35°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Kansas City?

The average relative humidity in December in Kansas City, Kansas, is 74%.

How much does it rain in Kansas City in December?

In Kansas City, in December, during 5.2 rainfall days, 0.91" (23mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Kansas City?

In Kansas City, Kansas, during December, snow falls for 3.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.63" (16mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kansas City?

The month with the shortest days in Kansas City, Kansas, is December, with an average of 9h and 28min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Kansas City have in December?

In December, the average day length is 9h and 28min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Kansas City?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:18 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:37 am and sunset at 5:05 pm CST.

How many hours of sunshine does Kansas City have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Kansas City, Kansas, is 5.4h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Kansas City?

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

How high is the UV index in December in Kansas City?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Kansas City is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Kansas City, KS

Average temperature in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average high temperature in December: 40.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 27.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.6°F).

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Average pressure in December
Kansas City, KS

Average pressure in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average pressure in December: 30.13"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.89"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Kansas City, KS

Average wind speed in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.1mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February, March and April (9.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3mph).

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Average humidity in December
Kansas City, KS

Average humidity in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average humidity in December: 74%

The months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (69%).

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Average rainfall in December
Kansas City, KS

Average rainfall in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.91"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.07").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.59").

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Average rainfall days in December
Kansas City, KS

Average rainfall days in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (16.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Kansas City, KS

Average snowfall in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.63"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (1.81").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Kansas City, KS

Average snowfall days in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.3 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (4.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Kansas City, KS

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 28min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 52min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 28min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Kansas City, KS

Average sunshine days in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average sunshine days in December: 22.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11.5 days).

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Average UV index in December
Kansas City, KS

Average UV index in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
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
Kansas City, KS

Average cloud cover in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average cloud cover in December: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 46).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in December
Kansas City, KS

Average visibility in December - Kansas City, KS
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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