December weather forecast
Athens, West VA

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Athens, West Virginia, with an average temperature fluctuating between 42.3°F (5.7°C) and 30°F (-1.1°C).

Temperature

In Athens, the average high-temperature in December marginally drops from a cool 50.4°F (10.2°C) in November to a wintry 42.3°F (5.7°C). In Athens, West Virginia, in December, the average low-temperature is 30°F (-1.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December in Athens is 82%.

Rainfall

In Athens, during December, the rain falls for 12.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.31" (84mm) of precipitation. In Athens, during the entire year, the rain falls for 178.1 days and collects up to 33.62" (854mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Athens, West Virginia, during 12.4 snowfall days, 7.44" (189mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Athens, during the entire year, snow falls for 62.6 days and aggregates up to 40.2" (1021mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 38min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 5:06 pm. On the last day of December, in Athens, sunrise is at 7:38 am and sunset at 5:16 pm EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 4.5h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Athens are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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 the 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 Athens?

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

How many days does it rain in December in Athens?

In Athens, in December, during 12.1 rainfall days, 3.31" (84mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Athens?

In Athens, during December, snow falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 7.44" (189mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Athens?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9h and 38min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Athens have in December?

The average day length in December in Athens, West Virginia, is 9h and 38min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Athens?

On the first day of December in Athens, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 5:06 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:38 am and sunset at 5:16 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Athens have in December?

In Athens, West Virginia, the average sunshine duration in December is 4.5h.

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

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in December in Athens?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Athens is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Athens, West VA

Average temperature in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average high temperature in December: 42.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 30°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
Athens, West VA

Average pressure in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average pressure in December: 30.14"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Athens, West VA

Average wind speed in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.9mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and February (7.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in December
Athens, West VA

Average humidity in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average humidity in December: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April, June, July, August and November (78%).

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Average rainfall in December
Athens, West VA

Average rainfall in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average rainfall in December: 3.31"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are February and May (3.5").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.69").

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Average rainfall days in December
Athens, West VA

Average rainfall days in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average rainfall days in December: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (20.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (9.9 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Athens, West VA

Average snowfall in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average snowfall in December: 7.44"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (9.09").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Athens, West VA

Average snowfall days in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (15.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Athens, West VA

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 38min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 38min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 30min

The months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Athens, West VA

Average sunshine days in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average sunshine days in December: 11 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (16.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Athens, West VA

Average UV index in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Athens, West VA

Average cloud cover in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average cloud cover in December: 58

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 62).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 38).

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Average visibility in December
Athens, West VA

Average visibility in December - Athens, West VA
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (5mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and September (4mi).

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