December weather forecast
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

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Taos, is also a wintry month, with average temperature ranging between max 33.8°F (1°C) and min 12.7°F (-10.7°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 75%.

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. The month with the most snowfall is December when snow falls for 7.4 days and typically aggregates up to 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 transform into the following instructions:
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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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 Taos?

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

How much does it rain in Taos in December?

In December, in Taos, the rain falls for 2.6 days. Throughout December, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Taos?

The month with the most snowfall is December when snow falls for 7.4 days and typically aggregates up to 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in December in Taos?

In Taos, in December, snow falls for 7.4 days, with typically accumulated 5.63" (143mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Taos?

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

How many hours of daylight does Taos have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Taos, New Mexico, is 9.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Taos?

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

How long on average sun shines in December in Taos?

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

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Taos?

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

What is the UV index intensity in December in Taos?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average pressure in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average wind speed in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average humidity in December
Taos, NM

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%).

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Average rainfall in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average rainfall days in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average snowfall in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average snowfall days in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average sunshine days in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average UV index in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average cloud cover in December
Taos, NM

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).

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Average visibility in December
Taos, NM

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).

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