December weather forecast
Independence, MO

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Independence, Missouri, with temperature in the range of an average high of 40.5°F (4.7°C) and an average low of 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases from a cool 52.3°F (11.3°C) in November to a cold 40.5°F (4.7°C). The average low-temperature, in Independence, is 27.3°F (-2.6°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Independence, Missouri, in December, it is raining for 5.1 days, with typically 1.38" (35mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Independence, during the entire year, the rain falls for 132.1 days and collects up to 26.97" (685mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In Independence, during December, snow falls for 3.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.22" (31mm) of snow. In Independence, Missouri, during the entire year, snow falls for 19.9 days and aggregates up to 10.2" (259mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 29min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Independence, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:36 am and sunset at 5:04 pm CST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine in Independence, Missouri, is 5.3h.

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 low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December interpret into the following advice:
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 average humidity in December in Independence?

In December, the average relative humidity is 74%.

How much does it rain in Independence in December?

In Independence, Missouri, in December, it is raining for 5.1 days, with typically 1.38" (35mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Independence?

In Independence, in December, snow falls for 3.3 days, with typically accumulated 1.22" (31mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Independence?

With an average of 9h and 29min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Independence, Missouri.

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

In Independence, the average day length in December is 9h and 29min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Independence?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:36 am and sunset at 5:04 pm CST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Independence?

In Independence, Missouri, the average sunshine duration in December is 5.3h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in December in Independence?

In Independence, Missouri, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Independence, MO

Average temperature in December - Independence, MO
  • Average high temperature in December: 40.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.7°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 (22.5°F).

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Average pressure in December
Independence, MO

Average pressure in December - Independence, MO
  • 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
Independence, MO

Average wind speed in December - Independence, MO
  • 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
Independence, MO

Average humidity in December - Independence, MO
  • Average humidity in December: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (79%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are October and November (70%).

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Average rainfall in December
Independence, MO

Average rainfall in December - Independence, MO
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.38"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.94").

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Average rainfall days in December
Independence, MO

Average rainfall days in December - Independence, MO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Independence, MO

Average snowfall in December - Independence, MO
  • Average snowfall in December: 1.22"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.58").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Independence, MO

Average snowfall days in December - Independence, MO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 3.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (6.5 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
Independence, MO

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Independence, MO
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 29min

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 29min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Independence, MO

Average sunshine days in December - Independence, MO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 22.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11.7 days).

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Average UV index in December
Independence, MO

Average UV index in December - Independence, MO
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are 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
Independence, MO

Average cloud cover in December - Independence, MO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 42

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in December
Independence, MO

Average visibility in December - Independence, MO
  • 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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