Calgary - Recent December Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the December weather in Calgary, Alberta Canada was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives December data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many cold days occurred each December. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Calgary had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Calgary International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

December temperature averages by year in Calgary
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
36 18 2018 2 -8
29 9 2017 -2 -13
22 5 2016 -6 -15
31 12 2015 0 -11
35 16 2014 2 -9
25 3 2013 -4 -16
24 5 2012 -4 -15
40 18 2011 5 -8
28 7 2010 -2 -14
Number of days in December when the temperature in Calgary dropped to -18 or 0 or below degrees Celsius
Year -18 °C
0 °F
0 °C
32 °F
2018 1 29
2017 8 28
2016 15 31
2015 6 31
2014 3 29
2013 13 28
2012 9 28
2011 0 31
2010 7 31

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Calgary during December in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.254 millimeters (0.01 inches) or more.

Total precipitation for December in Calgary
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
6 2018 0.5 13
11 2017 1.2 31
7 2016 0.9 22
8 2015 0.7 18
5 2014 0.2 5
12 2013 1.5 37
6 2012 0.5 12
2 2011 0.6 15
1 2010 0.4 10

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Calgary for December and number of days when new snow totalled at least 2.5 centimetres (1 inch)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
2 2018 5.9 15.0
3 2017 12.7 32.3
4 2016 10.2 25.9
3 2015 9.5 24.1
1 2014 3.0 7.6
8 2013 20.6 52.3
3 2012 6.1 15.5
2 2011 6.5 16.5
2 2010 8.2 20.8
Reference

Environment and Climate Change Canada. Historical Climate Data. Historical Data

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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