Cape Dorset
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Cape Dorset, Canada

December, the first month of the winter, in Cape Dorset, is still a polar cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between -16.2°C (2.8°F) and -22.8°C (-9°F).

Temperature

In Cape Dorset, the average high-temperature plummets, from a freezing cold -8.1°C (17.4°F) in November, to an arctic cold -16.2°C (2.8°F). In December, in Cape Dorset, the average low-temperature is -22.8°C (-9°F).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Cape Dorset is 75.8%.

Rainfall

January through March, November and December are months without rainfall in Cape Dorset.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December. In December, in Cape Dorset, it is snowing for 19 days. Throughout December, 376mm (14.8") of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Cape Dorset, there are 143.6 snowfall days, and 2906mm (114.4") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Cape Dorset, in December, the average water temperature is -1°C (30.2°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

With an average of 4.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

With an average of 0h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Cape Dorset are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 0 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 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Cape Dorset?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Cape Dorset, Canada, is -16.2°C (2.8°F), while the average low-temperature is -22.8°C (-9°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, the average relative humidity in December is 75.8%.

What is the driest month in Cape Dorset?

January through March, November and December are months without rainfall in Cape Dorset, Canada.

How many days does it snow in December in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, in December, during 19 snowfall days, 376mm (14.8") of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, the average seawater temperature in December is -1°C (30.2°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the month with the shortest days in Cape Dorset?

With an average of 4.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Cape Dorset, Canada.

How many hours of daylight does Cape Dorset have in December?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, the average length of the day in December is 4.3h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Cape Dorset?

With an average of 0h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Cape Dorset.

How long on average sun shines in December in Cape Dorset?

In December, the average sunshine in Cape Dorset is 0h.

When is the lowest UV index in Cape Dorset?

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

What is the UV index reading in December in Cape Dorset?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Cape Dorset, Canada, is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: -16.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (11.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-22.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -22.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (3.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-28.7°C).

Average humidity in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 75.8%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (84.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (68%).

Average rainfall in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (52.1mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March, November and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 376mm

The month with the highest snowfall is November (506mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (2mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 19 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (19.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in December: -1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (-2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 4.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 0h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0h).

Average UV index in December - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).