Raleigh - Recent December Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the December weather in Raleigh, North Carolina 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 hot or 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 Raleigh had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Raleigh–Durham International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

December temperature averages by year in Raleigh
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
55 36 2018 13 2
52 33 2017 11 0
54 35 2016 12 2
65 47 2015 18 8
54 36 2014 12 2
57 36 2013 14 2
59 40 2012 15 4
59 38 2011 15 3
44 26 2010 7 -3
Number of days in December when the temperature in Raleigh dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
0 15 2018 1
0 17 2017 2
0 11 2016 1
0 4 2015 11
0 12 2014 1
0 14 2013 3
0 7 2012 4
0 11 2011 3
0 28 2010 1

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Raleigh during December in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for December in Raleigh
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2018 6.2 158
4 2017 2.3 58
12 2016 2.2 56
13 2015 6.1 154
12 2014 5.0 126
11 2013 5.9 150
12 2012 3.0 75
6 2011 2.1 52
8 2010 2.4 61

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Raleigh for December and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
2 2018 8.9 23
0 2017 0.3 1
0 2016 0.0 0
0 2015 0.0 0
0 2014 0.0 0
0 2013 0.0 0
0 2012 0.0 0
0 2011 0.0 0
1 2010 8.3 21
Reference

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

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