December weather forecast
Ocean City, NJ

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a chilly month in Ocean City, New Jersey, with an average temperature ranging between max 46.2°F (7.9°C) and min 38.3°F (3.5°C).

Temperature

In Ocean City, New Jersey, the average high-temperature in December slightly decreases from a fresh 54.1°F (12.3°C) in November to a frosty 46.2°F (7.9°C). In December, the average low-temperature is 38.3°F (3.5°C).

Humidity

In Ocean City, New Jersey, the average relative humidity in December is 75%.

Rainfall

In Ocean City, in December, during 6.7 rainfall days, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Ocean City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 104.9 days and collects up to 7.48" (190mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Ocean City are January through March, May and December. December is the first month it typically snows. Throughout December, in the average 1.7 snowfall days, it receives 0.08" (2mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 8 snowfall days, and 0.63" (16mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Ocean City, the average seawater temperature in December is 48°F (8.9°C).
Note: Swimming in 48°F (8.9°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 28min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:59 am and sunset at 4:35 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:44 pm EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 5.2h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in December transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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 Ocean City?

In Ocean City, New Jersey, the average relative humidity in December is 75%.

How many days does it rain in December in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, New Jersey, in December, during 6.7 rainfall days, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Ocean City?

December is the first month it typically snows in Ocean City, New Jersey. Throughout December, in the average 1.7 snowfall days, it receives 0.08" (2mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Ocean City?

In December, the average ocean temperature in Ocean City, New Jersey, is 48°F (8.9°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

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

December has the shortest days of the year in Ocean City, with an average of 9h and 28min of daylight.

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

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

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Ocean City?

On the first day of December in Ocean City, New Jersey, sunrise is at 6:59 am and sunset at 4:35 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 4:44 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, the average sunshine duration in December is 5.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Ocean City?

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

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

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Ocean City, New Jersey, is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average temperature in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average high temperature in December: 46.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 38.3°F

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (72.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (31.3°F).

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Average pressure in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average pressure in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average pressure in December: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average wind speed in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average wind speed in December: 11.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (12.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (8.5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average humidity in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (73%).

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Average rainfall in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average rainfall in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.71"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are May and August (0.79").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.35").

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Average rainfall days in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average rainfall days in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (5.7 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average snowfall in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average snowfall in December: 0.08"

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

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Average snowfall days in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average snowfall days in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average snowfall days in December: 1.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average sea temperature in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average sea temperature in December: 48°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (76.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (40.3°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Ocean City, NJ

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 28min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average sunshine days in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average sunshine days in December: 22.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (22.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (15.1 days).

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Average UV index in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average UV index in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • 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 and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average cloud cover in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • Average cloud cover in December: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in December
Ocean City, NJ

Average visibility in December - Ocean City, NJ
  • 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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