Average Weather in December in Alp Spain
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 29°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alp typically range from 54°F to 76°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 41°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 Alp experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51% on December 24.
The clearest day of the month is December 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on October 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Alp, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 26% on May 8, and its lowest chance is 13% on July 14.
Over the course of December in Alp, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 14% to 8%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Alp is decreasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during December in Alp is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Alp, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Alp is 8:01 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 8:21 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:19 PM on December 7 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 5:29 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Alp 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 6:15 AM and sets 15 hours, 17 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:18 AM and sets 9 hours, 4 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Alp is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
The average hourly wind speed in Alp is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Alp is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Alp is gradually decreasing during December, falling by 3°F, from 60°F to 57°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
The growing season in Alp typically lasts for 5.5 months (167 days), from around May 2 to around October 16, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 21, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 5.
The month of December in Alp is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Alp are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,660°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Alp is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.0 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.9 kWh on December 19.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Alp are 42.373 deg latitude, 1.887 deg longitude, and 4,016 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alp contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,425 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,162 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,919 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,964 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alp is covered by cropland (47%), trees (36%), and shrubs (10%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alp 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 Alp.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alp 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 Alp is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alp and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (21%, 89 kilometers, southeast); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (19%, 90 kilometers, northeast); Saint-Girons - Antichan (25%, 95 kilometers, northwest); Carcassonne-Salvaza (19%, 100 kilometers, north); and Barcelona–El Prat Airport (15%, 121 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .