Average Weather in December in Adelanto California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 61°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 70°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 56°F on December 24.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 36°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 45°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 34°F on December 25.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Adelanto typically range from 68°F to 98°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 57°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December
The month of December in Adelanto experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 37% to 41%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on December 28.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Adelanto, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 17% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 21.
Over the course of December in Adelanto, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 9% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Adelanto is increasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Adelanto, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Adelanto is 6:38 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 6:56 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:38 PM on December 5 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:49 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Adelanto during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:37 AM and sets 14 hours, 29 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:52 AM and sets 9 hours, 50 minutes later, at 4:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Adelanto is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
The average hourly wind speed in Adelanto is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 7.9 miles per hour on December 10.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Adelanto typically lasts for 8.6 months (264 days), from around March 2 to around November 21, rarely starting before January 28 or after April 7, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 13.
The month of December in Adelanto is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 28% to 1% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Adelanto are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 61°F, from 5,051°F to 5,112°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Adelanto is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 3.2 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 3.0 kWh on December 25.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Adelanto are 34.583 deg latitude, -117.409 deg longitude, and 2,871 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Adelanto contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 148 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,873 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,011 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (11,270 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Adelanto is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (98%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (81%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Adelanto year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Adelanto.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Adelanto according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Adelanto is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Adelanto and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Southern California Logistics Airport (98%, 2.4 kilometers, east); Edwards Air Force Base (0.9%, 55 kilometers, northwest); Ontario International Airport (0.5%, 62 kilometers, south); Palmdale United States Air Force Plant 42 Airport (0.7%, 62 kilometers, west); and Mount Wilson (0.3%, 72 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .