December weather forecast and climate
Albany, NY

The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
December, the first month of the winter, in Albany, is still a cold month, with average temperature ranging between max 34.3°F (1.3°C) and min 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature drops, from a chilly 45.5°F (7.5°C) in November, to a cold 34.3°F (1.3°C). In December, in Albany, New York, the average low-temperature is 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 81%.

Rainfall

In Albany, in December, it is raining for 12.1 days, with typically 2.72" (69mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 162.8 rainfall days, and 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Albany, snow falls for 8.6 days, with typically accumulated 5.55" (141mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Albany, there are 50.4 snowfall days, and 27.2" (691mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.1h of daylight.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 4.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Albany, New York, are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health 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:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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. 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 Albany?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Albany, is 34.3°F (1.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Albany?

The average relative humidity in December in Albany, New York, is 81%.

How much does it rain in Albany in December?

In Albany, New York, during December, the rain falls for 12.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Albany?

In Albany, in December, during 8.6 snowfall days, 5.55" (141mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Albany?

With an average of 9.1h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Albany, New York.

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

In December, the average length of the day is 9.1h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Albany?

The average sunshine in December is 4.3h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in December in Albany?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Albany, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 1.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (27.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-1.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -4.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-8.5°C).

Average pressure in December - Albany, NY
  • Average pressure in December: 1017.9mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.3mbar).

Average wind speed in December - Albany, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 12.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (12.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (8.3km/h).

Average humidity in December - Albany, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (73%).

Average rainfall in December - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 69mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (81mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (49mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

Average snowfall in December - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 141mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (194mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 8.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.2 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Albany, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

Average sunshine days in December - Albany, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 14.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (10.6 days).

Average UV index in December - Albany, NY
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are May, 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 - Albany, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 58).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

Average visibility in December - Albany, NY
  • Average visibility in December: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, August and September (8km).