The United States of America weather in December

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in December in the United States of America. Is this month a good time to go to the United States of America? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in the United States of America in December?

The weather conditions in the United States of America in December range from poor to perfect depending on the destination. It is a winter month.

During December in the United States of America, the average maximum temperature ranges from very low in Barter Island with -21°C (-6°F) to high in Kahului with 29°C (84°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 19°C (66°F) in Kahului and -28°C (-18°F) in Barter Island.

Precipitation in December ranges from almost no in Point Barrow with an average of 4mm (0.2inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Brookings with 361mm (14inch). It is also generally a moderately sunny period with an average of 141 hours of sunshine in New York City during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in the United States of America.

Where to go in the United States of America in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in the United States of America on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in the United States of America

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in the United States of America?

Average weather in New York City

In December New York City generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

New York City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
12°C / 54°F 
6°C / 42°F 
153 hours 
89mm / 3.5inch 
9 days 
7°C / 44°F 
1°C / 34°F 
141 hours 
111mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
poor 
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4°C / 40°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
161 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in New York City

Average weather in Kissimmee

In December Kissimmee generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Kissimmee
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
26°C / 79°F 
14°C / 57°F 
240 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
6 days 
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
210 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
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22°C / 72°F 
9°C / 48°F 
210 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
7 days 
Climate in Kissimmee

Average weather in Orlando

In December Orlando generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Orlando
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
26°C / 79°F 
15°C / 59°F 
44mm / 1.7inch 
6 days 
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
65mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
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22°C / 72°F 
10°C / 50°F 
59mm / 2.3inch 
7 days 
Climate in Orlando

Average weather in Los Angeles

In December Los Angeles generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Los Angeles
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
12°C / 53°F 
217 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
3 days 
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
220 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
5 days 
January   >> January
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20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 49°F 
224 hours 
79mm / 3.1inch 
6 days 
Climate in Los Angeles

Average weather in Destin

In December Destin generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (47°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Destin
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
22°C / 72°F 
12°C / 53°F 
107mm / 4.2inch 
9 days 
19°C / 66°F 
9°C / 47°F 
121mm / 4.8inch 
10 days 
January   >> January
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17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
110mm / 4.3inch 
10 days 
Climate in Destin

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in the United States of America.

Is December the best time to go to the United States of America?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit the United States of America with commonly poor weather in New York City.

On average the best time to visit the United States of America is in May, June, July, August and September with generally pleasant weather in New York City. The worst months are January, February, March and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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