December weather forecast
Lake Charles, LA

A large ship has docked on the shores of the iconic Lake Charles in Louisiana
A large ship has docked on the shores of the iconic Lake Charles in Louisiana

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Lake Charles, is still a comfortable month, with an average temperature ranging between min 48°F (8.9°C) and max 61.5°F (16.4°C).

Temperature

In Lake Charles, the average high-temperature in December marginally drops from a pleasant 68.9°F (20.5°C) in November to a comfortable 61.5°F (16.4°C). In December, in Lake Charles, the average low-temperature is 48°F (8.9°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December in Lake Charles is 79%.

Rainfall

In Lake Charles, during December, the rain falls for 13.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.31" (84mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 182.1 rainfall days, and 39.25" (997mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January and December are months with snowfall. December is the first month it typically snows in Lake Charles. Throughout December, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 0.12" (3mm) of snow. In Lake Charles, during the entire year, snow falls for 0.4 days and aggregates up to 0.31" (8mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Lake Charles is December, with an average of 10h and 14min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Lake Charles, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:12 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 5:22 pm CST.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 5.1h of sunshine.

UV index

December is the month with the lowest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in December transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 temperature in December in Lake Charles?

In December, in Lake Charles, the average high-temperature is 61.5°F (16.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 48°F (8.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in September is computed to be 102.2°F (39°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Lake Charles?

In December, the average relative humidity in Lake Charles is 79%.

How much does it rain in Lake Charles in December?

In December, the rain falls for 13.8 days. Throughout December, 3.31" (84mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Lake Charles?

December is the first month it typically snows in Lake Charles. Throughout December, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 0.12" (3mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lake Charles?

With an average of 10h and 14min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

How many hours of daylight does Lake Charles have in December?

The average day length in December is 10h and 14min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Lake Charles?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:12 pm. On the last day of the month, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 5:22 pm CST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Lake Charles?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with an average of 5.1h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Lake Charles have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is 5.1h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Lake Charles?

The month with the lowest UV index in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is December, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

How high is the UV index in December in Lake Charles?

In Lake Charles, Louisiana, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average temperature in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average high temperature in December: 61.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (91.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (59.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 48°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (75.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (44.4°F).

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Average pressure in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average pressure in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average pressure in December: 30.11"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average wind speed in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average wind speed in December: 8.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6mph).

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Average humidity in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average humidity in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average humidity in December: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (72%).

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Average rainfall in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average rainfall in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.31"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.75").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (2.32").

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Average rainfall days in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average rainfall days in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average rainfall days in December: 13.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (22.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (10.1 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average snowfall in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.12"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.2").
The months with the least snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average snowfall days in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average daylight in December: 10h and 14min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 4min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 14min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average sunshine days in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average sunshine days in December: 15.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (7.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average UV index in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average UV index in December: 3

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average cloud cover in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • Average cloud cover in December: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in December
Lake Charles, LA

Average visibility in December - Lake Charles, LA
  • 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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