Key West Weather in December
Warm and mainly sunny describes December's delightful weather for Key West, Florida.
This page gives detailed information on the typical December temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Key West.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Key West International Airport, located on Key West Island.
|76 °F||December average high||24 °C|
|67 °F||December average low||19 °C|
In most years, Key West averages a daily maximum temperature for December that's between 74 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit (23 to 26 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 64 and 70 °F (18 to 21 °C).
The days at Key West continue to cool during December. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 3 °F (2 °C) below what it was at the start.
|8 days||80 °F max. or more (27 °C)|
|20 days||70 °F min. or less (21 °C)|
Nearly every December day warms to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Key West. Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here this month.
The thermometer dips to 60 °F (16 °C) or below on an average of five nights. Most years December does not get as cold as 50 °F (10 °C).
|2.2 in||total precipitation||56 mm|
|6 days||of rain|
Half the time, Key West receives 0.7 to 4 inches (17 to 90 mm) of rainfall in December. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|11 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Key West during 70 percent of daylight hours on average in December, for a total of 231 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in December at Key West averages 10 hours and 38 minutes a day. The shortest days of the year, from around December 16th to 26th, last 10 hours and 37 minutes from sunrise to sunset.
|76 %||December average humidity|
The relative humidity in Key West during December usually peaks at 82 percent in the morning then drops to 69 percent by early afternoon.
|Local Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm||Humidity %||80||81||82||74||69||70||76||78|
|11.7 mph||December wind speed average||18.8 kph|
December is windier than most other months in Key West.
|1 day||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in December|
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.