Manhattan Weather in December

What's the weather like in Manhattan (New York) in December 2023?

The climate in Manhattan during December can be summarized as cool and a little damp.

December is in the winter in Manhattan and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (42°F), whilst at night -1°C (31°F) is normal.

Manhattan weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 5.7°C 42.2°F
Nightly temperature -0.9°C 30.5°F
Average temperature 2.4°C 36.3°F
Daily sunshine 5 hrs
Avg rainfall 95 mm 3.7 ins
Rainy days 11 days
Sea temperature 9.6°C 49.2°F
Humidity 65%
Windspeed 20.9kph 13 mph

On average December is the 6th driest month of the year in Manhattan with around 95mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Manhattan

Manhattan average temperature in December

December rainfall

Manhattan average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Manhattan average rain in December

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Manhattan in December 2023.

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Manhattan weather stats

Manhattan weather statistics
Hottest month: July 28.7°C 83.7°F
Driest month: February 79mm 3.1ins
Sunniest month: August 9.2hrs
Coldest month: January 2.6°C 36.7°F
Wettest month: July 104mm 4.1ins
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