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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
December, the first month of the winter, in Vancouver, is also a frosty month, with average temperature ranging between min 0.8°C (33.4°F) and max 6.3°C (43.3°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Vancouver is 80.9%.

Rainfall

In December, 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

Months with snowfall in Vancouver, Canada, are January through April, October through December. December is the month with the most snowfall. 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).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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?

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 in Vancouver, Canada.

What is the temperature in December in Vancouver?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Vancouver?

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

How many days does it rain in December in Vancouver?

In December, in Vancouver, Canada, the rain falls for 18.4 days. Throughout December, 148.3mm (5.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Vancouver in December?

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

When does it snow the most 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.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Vancouver?

In December, the average sea temperature in Vancouver 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?

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

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

In December, the average length of the day in Vancouver, Canada, 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 many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in December?

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

When is the lowest UV index in Vancouver?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).