December weather forecast
Detroit Lakes, MN

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Detroit Lakes, is also a subzero cold month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 10.6°F (-11.9°C) and 20.5°F (-6.4°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature declines considerably from a cold 35.8°F (2.1°C) in November to a freezing cold 20.5°F (-6.4°C). In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in December, the average low-temperature is 10.6°F (-11.9°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 89%.

Rainfall

In Detroit Lakes, during 2.6 rainfall days, 0.94" (24mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Detroit Lakes, there are 112.4 rainfall days, and 19.8" (503mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Detroit Lakes. The month with the most snowfall is December, when snow falls for 18.1 days and typically aggregates up to 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, is December, with an average of 8h and 37min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:47 am and sunset at 4:37 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 8:08 am and sunset at 4:44 pm CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December in Detroit Lakes is 2.9h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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 average humidity in December in Detroit Lakes?

In December, the average relative humidity in Detroit Lakes is 89%.

How much does it rain in Detroit Lakes in December?

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in December, it is raining for 2.6 days, with typically 0.94" (24mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Detroit Lakes?

The month with the most snowfall is December, when snow falls for 18.1 days and typically aggregates up to 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

How much does it snow in Detroit Lakes in December?

In Detroit Lakes, in December, snow falls for 18.1 days, with typically accumulated 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Detroit Lakes?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 8h and 37min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Detroit Lakes?

In December, the average day length in Detroit Lakes is 8h and 37min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Detroit Lakes?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:47 am and sunset at 4:37 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:08 am and sunset at 4:44 pm CST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Detroit Lakes?

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the average sunshine duration in December is 2.9h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Detroit Lakes?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Detroit Lakes.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Detroit Lakes?

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average temperature in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average high temperature in December: 20.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 10.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2.7°F).

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Average pressure in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average pressure in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average pressure in December: 30.11"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is February (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.87"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average wind speed in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (9.8mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7.7mph).

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Average humidity in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average humidity in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average humidity in December: 89%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (93%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (69%).

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Average rainfall in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average rainfall in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.94"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (3.19").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.67").

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Average rainfall days in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average rainfall days in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.1 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average snowfall in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average snowfall in December: 5.63"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.63").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average snowfall days in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average snowfall days in December: 18.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (18.1 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
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 37min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 49min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 2h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average sunshine days in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average sunshine days in December: 13.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (10 days).

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Average UV index in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average UV index in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average cloud cover in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average cloud cover in December: 71

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 74).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in December
Detroit Lakes, MN

Average visibility in December - Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

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

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