Iqaluit
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

The first month of the winter, December, is still a polar cold month in Iqaluit, Canada, with temperature in the range of an average high of -17°C (1.4°F) and an average low of -25.5°C (-13.9°F).

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature declines considerably, from a subzero cold -8.3°C (17.1°F) in November, to an arctic cold -17°C (1.4°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is -25.5°C (-13.9°F).

Humidity

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity is 71.5%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall. In Iqaluit, during December, snow falls for 12.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 234mm (9.2") of snow. Throughout the year, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.3") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average water temperature is -1°C (30.2°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

With an average of 4.6h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

With an average of 0.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 0 in December interpret into the following advice:
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. 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 Iqaluit?

The average high-temperature, in December, is -17°C (1.4°F), while the average low-temperature is -25.5°C (-13.9°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Iqaluit?

The average relative humidity in December in Iqaluit, Canada, is 71.5%.

Does it rain in Iqaluit in December?

In December, in Iqaluit, Canada, it doesn't rain. November is the latest month when it rains.

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit rain does not fall in January through March and December.

How many days does it snow in December in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in December, during 12.3 snowfall days, 234mm (9.2") of snow is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average seawater temperature in December is -1°C (30.2°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the month with the shortest days in Iqaluit?

The month with the shortest days in Iqaluit is December, with an average of 4.6h of daylight.

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

The average length of the day in December in Iqaluit, Canada, is 4.6h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Iqaluit?

With an average of 0.4h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in December?

In Iqaluit, the average sunshine in December is 0.4h.

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

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit, Canada.

What is the UV index reading in December in Iqaluit?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit is 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: -17°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -25.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

Average humidity in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 71.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

Average rainfall in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 234mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Iqaluit, 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 and March (-2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 4.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 0.4h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average UV index in December - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in December: 0

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