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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The first month of the winter, December, is also a frosty month in Vancouver, Canada, with temperature in the range of an average high of 6.3°C (43.3°F) and an average low of 0.8°C (33.4°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 6.3°C (43.3°F) and an average low-temperature of 0.8°C (33.4°F), December is the coldest month.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 80.9%.

Rainfall

In December, in Vancouver, Canada, the rain falls for 18.4 days. Throughout December, 148.3mm (5.8") of precipitation is accumulated. In Vancouver, during the entire year, the rain falls for 165.1 days and collects up to 1153.1mm (45.4") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Vancouver. December is the month with the most snowfall in Vancouver. Snow falls for 2.8 days and accumulates 148mm (5.8") of snow.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 7.7°C (45.9°F). Swimming in 7.7°C (45.9°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 8.3h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 1.8h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Vancouver.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The daily maximum UV index of 1 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 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 coldest month in Vancouver?

December is the coldest month in Vancouver, with an average high-temperature of 6.3°C (43.3°F) and an average low-temperature of 0.8°C (33.4°F).

What is the temperature in December in Vancouver?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Vancouver, is 6.3°C (43.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 0.8°C (33.4°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Vancouver?

The average relative humidity in December in Vancouver, Canada, is 80.9%.

How many days does it rain in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in December, during 18.4 rainfall days, 148.3mm (5.8") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Vancouver in December?

In December, in Vancouver, it is snowing for 2.8 days. Throughout December, 148mm (5.8") of snow is accumulated.

What is the snowiest month in Vancouver?

The month with the most snowfall in Vancouver is December when snow falls for 2.8 days and typically aggregates up to 148mm (5.8") of snow.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in December, the average water temperature is 7.7°C (45.9°F). Swimming in 7.7°C (45.9°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Vancouver?

The month with the shortest days in Vancouver is December, with an average of 8.3h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Vancouver is 8.3h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Vancouver?

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 1.8h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average sunshine in December is 1.8h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Vancouver are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.3°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (22.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 0.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (0.8°C).

Average humidity in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in December: 80.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (61.4%).

Average rainfall in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in December: 148.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (185.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (35.6mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in December: 18.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (6.3 days).

Average snowfall in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in December: 148mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (148mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in December: 7.7°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in December: 8.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

Average UV index in December - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).