This report describes the typical weather at the Space Coast Regional Airport (Titusville, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average December. It is based on the historical records from 2008 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Titusville, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (40%), oceans and seas (24%), lakes and rivers (14%), forests (11%), and grasslands (10%).
The month of December is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 71Â°F to 68Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 77Â°F or dropping below 59Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of December, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22 with 10:19 hours of daylight; the longest day is December 1 with 10:27 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:59am on December 1; the latest sunset is at 5:37pm on December 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:16am on December 31; the earliest sunset is at 5:26pm on December 4.
Daylight saving time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in December, so the entire month is in standard time.
The median cloud cover is 51% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On December 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 25% of the time, partly cloudy 14% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 19% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 8%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout December, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 60% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 28, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 37% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 26, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in December or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 45% (comfortable) to 83% (humid) over the course of a typical December, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).
The air is driest around December 24, at which time the relative humidity drops below 53% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around December 1, rising above 78% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical December, the dew point typically varies from 40Â°F (dry) to 56Â°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 29Â°F (dry) or above 66Â°F (muggy).
Over the course of December typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 17 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 31 mph (high wind).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around December 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around December 25, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).