Orlando Weather in December
December's weather is anything but wintery at Orlando, Florida. The climate this time of year is pleasantly warm and mainly dry.
This page gives detailed information on the typical December temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Orlando.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Orlando International Airport, located near downtown Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort.
|73 °F||December average high||23 °C|
|52 °F||December average low||11 °C|
In most years, Orlando averages a daily maximum temperature for December that's between 70 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 25 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 48 and 57 °F (9 to 14 °C).
The days at Orlando get cooler during December. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 4 °F (2 °C) below what it was at the start.
|21 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|23 days||60 °F min. or less (16 °C)|
Most days in December are over 60 °F (16 °C) at Orlando The city averages 7 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 27 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here this time of year.
The thermometer dips to 50 °F (10 °C) or below on an average of 12 nights. In some years, December has a night as cold as 32 °F (0 °C).
|2.6 in||total precipitation||66 mm|
|7 days||of rain|
Half the time, Orlando receives 0.8 to 3 inches (20 to 88 mm) of rainfall in December. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|10 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Orlando during 63 percent of daylight hours on average in December, for a total of 202 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in December at Orlando averages 10 hours and 21 minutes a day. The shortest days of the year, from around December 15th to 27th, last 10 hours and 20 minutes from sunrise to sunset.
|75 %||December average humidity|
The relative humidity in Orlando during December usually peaks at 87 percent in the morning then drops to 55 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm||Humidity %||86||87||87||72||56||55||72||81|
|8.5 mph||December wind speed average||13.7 kph|
December is less windy than most other months in Orlando.
|2 days||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.