Phoenix weather in December (Arizona, United States of America)

What can you expect from the weather in Phoenix during December? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Phoenix the weather in December is generally perfect, with pleasant temperatures and low rainfall. December falls within the winter season. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 19°C (show in °F). But by evening, they drop to around 6°C. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year. However the temperature is still pleasant and it won't ever get really cold.

Phoenix in December usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 25 mm (show in inches) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 5 days.

The city usually sees around 244 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, December is a prime time to visit Phoenix. January, February, March, April, October, November and December typically offer the best circumstances. While August tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Phoenix climate page with graphs.


Phoenix, monthly averages in December

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 6.1°C  
Max Temperature 18.6°C  
Chance of Rain 17%  
Precipitation 25 mm  
Rainy days 5 days  
Humidity 51%  
Sunshine 244 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 79%  

Where to go in the United States of America in December

Find out more about the weather in the United States of America in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Phoenix in December?

For visitors traveling to Phoenix, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Phoenix.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to the United States of America? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in the United States of America. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.