December weather forecast and climate
Rifton, NY

December, the first month of the winter, in Rifton, is also a wintry month, with average temperature varying between 37.6°F (3.1°C) and 25.7°F (-3.5°C).

Temperature

In Rifton, the average high-temperature drops, from a frosty 47.8°F (8.8°C) in November, to a cold 37.6°F (3.1°C). In December, in Rifton, the average low-temperature is 25.7°F (-3.5°C).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 82%.

Rainfall

In December, in Rifton, the rain falls for 9.5 days. Throughout December, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Rifton, there are 141.4 rainfall days, and 22.44" (570mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Rifton, during December, snow falls for 5.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of snow. In Rifton, during the entire year, snow falls for 30.6 days, and aggregates up to 16.38" (416mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Rifton, New York, is December, with an average of 9.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine in Rifton is 4.9h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

What is the temperature in December in Rifton?

In Rifton, New York, in December, the average high-temperature is 37.6°F (3.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 25.7°F (-3.5°C).

What are the most humid months in Rifton?

February and December, with an average relative humidity of 82%, are most humid months in Rifton.

What is the average humidity in December in Rifton?

In December, the average relative humidity in Rifton is 82%.

How much does it rain in Rifton in December?

In December, the rain falls for 9.5 days. Throughout December, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Rifton?

In Rifton, during December, snow falls for 5.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Rifton?

The month with the shortest days in Rifton is December, with an average of 9.2h of daylight.

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

In Rifton, New York, the average length of the day in December is 9.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Rifton have in December?

In Rifton, the average sunshine in December is 4.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Rifton?

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Rifton.

How high is the UV index in December in Rifton?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 3.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -3.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-7.2°C).

Average pressure in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average pressure in December: 1018.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1019.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.5mbar).

Average wind speed in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (10.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7km/h).

Average humidity in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 82%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

Average rainfall in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 57mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (60mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (33mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (6.8 days).

Average snowfall in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 97mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (105mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 5.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (7.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 9.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4.9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.5h).

Average sunshine days in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 17.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.7 days).

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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 34).

Average visibility in December - Rifton, NY
  • Average visibility in December: 8km

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