December weather forecast and climate
Taos, NM

A large old building in the ancient city of Taos in New Mexico
A large old building in the ancient city of Taos in New Mexico
The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Taos, New Mexico, with temperature in the range of an average low of 12.7°F (-10.7°C) and an average high of 33.8°F (1°C).

Temperature

In Taos, the average high-temperature drops, from a frosty 45°F (7.2°C) in November, to a cold 33.8°F (1°C). The average low-temperature, in Taos, is 12.7°F (-10.7°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In Taos, during 2.6 rainfall days, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Taos, during the entire year, the rain falls for 82.8 days and collects up to 11.06" (281mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Taos are January through May, October through December. December is the month with the most snowfall in Taos. Snow falls for 7.4 days and accumulates 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.7h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 6.5h of sunshine.

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Taos, New Mexico. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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 temperature in December in Taos?

In Taos, in December, the average high-temperature is 33.8°F (1°C), and the average low-temperature is 12.7°F (-10.7°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Taos?

In Taos, New Mexico, the average relative humidity in December is 75%.

How much does it rain in Taos in December?

In Taos, in December, during 2.6 rainfall days, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Taos in December?

In December, in Taos, it is snowing for 7.4 days. Throughout December, 5.63" (143mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the snowiest month in Taos?

December is the month with the most snowfall in Taos. Snow falls for 7.4 days and accumulates 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Taos?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.7h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Taos have in December?

The average length of the day in December is 9.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Taos?

Months with the least sunshine in Taos, New Mexico, are January and December, with an average of 6.5h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Taos?

The average sunshine in December in Taos, New Mexico, is 6.5h.

When is the lowest UV index in Taos?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in December in Taos?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Taos, New Mexico, is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Taos, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (24.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -10.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (9.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-11.4°C).

Average pressure in December - Taos, NM
  • Average pressure in December: 1019.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1012.1mbar).

Average wind speed in December - Taos, NM
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (13km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.9km/h).

Average humidity in December - Taos, NM
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (40%).

Average rainfall in December - Taos, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 18mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (82mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (11mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Taos, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (1.4 days).

Average snowfall in December - Taos, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 143mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (143mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Taos, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 7.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Taos, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.5h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6.5).

Average sunshine days in December - Taos, NM
  • Average sunshine days in December: 23.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (25.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (7.3 days).

Average UV index in December - Taos, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in December - Taos, NM
  • Average cloud cover in December: 31

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 32).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 13).

Average visibility in December - Taos, NM
  • Average visibility in December: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, August, September and October (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February and December (8km).