December weather forecast and climate
Raleigh, NC

A view of the George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
A view of the George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
December is the start of the winter season in Raleigh as the cold embraces the city. The average temperatures are in the range of 33°F (0.6°C) to 54°F (12.2°C) and half the nights drop below freezing.
December sees the first measurable snowfall, which affects the city as snow removal measures are not as effective as those in the American northeast. December has the shortest days with hardly 5 hours of sunlight. The freezing rain of 3" (76.2mm) keeps the skies overcast and gloomy.
Christmas is cold, but warm winter coats are generally sufficient during December in Raleigh.

What is the temperature in December in Raleigh?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Raleigh, North Carolina, is 53.6°F (12°C), while the average low-temperature is 33.3°F (0.7°C).

How much does it rain in Raleigh in December?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, during December, the rain falls for 9.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.1" (78mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Raleigh in December?

In Raleigh, in December, snow falls for 0.5 days, with typically accumulated 0.6" (15.2mm) of snow.
Average temperature in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average high temperature in December: 12°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 0.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (21.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-0.6°C).

Average humidity in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average humidity in December: 68.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (77.9%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.7%).

Average rainfall in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall in December: 78mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (120.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (74.2mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7.3 days).

Average snowfall in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall in December: 15.2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (73.7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average daylight in December: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.1h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

Average UV index in December - Raleigh, NC
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

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