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

December weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

December, the first month of the winter, in Iqaluit, is also an arctic cold month, with average temperature ranging between min -25.5°C (-13.9°F) and max -17°C (1.4°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Iqaluit is 71.5%.

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall in Iqaluit, Canada.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature in Iqaluit 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Iqaluit, Canada, is December, with an average of 0.4h of sunshine.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always 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 Iqaluit?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity in December is 71.5%.

Does it rain in Iqaluit in December?

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

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

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

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in December?

In Iqaluit, in December, snow falls for 12.3 days, with typically accumulated 234mm (9.2") of snow.

What is the water temperature in December in Iqaluit?

In December, the average sea temperature 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, Canada, is December, with an average of 4.6h of daylight.

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

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

What is the month with the least sunshine in Iqaluit?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Iqaluit, with an average of 0.4h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in December?

In December, the average sunshine in Iqaluit, Canada, 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.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
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).