Santa Fe
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Santa Fe, NM

Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
December, the first month of the winter, in Santa Fe, is also a frosty month, with average temperature varying between 43.2°F (6.2°C) and 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 43.2°F (6.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C), December is the coldest month.

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, it is raining for 4.2 days, with typically 0.8" (21.1mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the entire year, the rain falls for 65.7 days and collects up to 14.2" (360.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Santa Fe are January through April, October through December. The month with the most snowfall in Santa Fe is December when snow falls for 2.2 days and typically aggregates up to 8" (203.2mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an average of 9.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 7h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Santa Fe.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Santa Fe?

The coldest month in Santa Fe is December, with an average high-temperature of 43.2°F (6.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

What is the temperature in December in Santa Fe?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 43.2°F (6.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

How much does it rain in Santa Fe in December?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December, during 4.2 rainfall days, 0.8" (21.1mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Santa Fe?

In December, it is snowing for 2.2 days. Throughout December, 8" (203.2mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the snowiest month in Santa Fe?

The month with the most snowfall is December when snow falls for 2.2 days and typically aggregates up to 8" (203.2mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Santa Fe?

The month with the shortest days in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is December, with an average of 9.8h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Santa Fe have in December?

In December, the average length of the day is 9.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Santa Fe?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the average sunshine in December is 7h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index in Santa Fe.

How high is the UV index in December in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -8.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12.4°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (-8.1°C).

Average rainfall in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 21.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (59.2mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (13.5mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (3.4 days).

Average snowfall in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 203.2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (203.2mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.2 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in December - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).