Average Weather in December in Thorens-Glières France
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 40°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 48°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 28°F to 25°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 36°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Thorens-Glières typically range from 55°F to 76°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 36°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
Cle Elum, Washington, United States (5,255 miles away) and Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States (4,407 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Thorens-Glières (view comparison).
The month of December in Thorens-Glières experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57% on December 31.
The clearest day of the month is December 17, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 45% of the time.
For reference, on December 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Thorens-Glières, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 24% on March 3.
Over the course of December in Thorens-Glières, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 20% to 17%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 6% to 8%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 5% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Thorens-Glières is essentially constant, remaining about 2.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.6 inches or falling below 0.5 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 Thorens-Glières is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Thorens-Glières, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 8 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 8 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Thorens-Glières is 7:56 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 8:16 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:49 PM on December 11 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:59 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Thorens-Glières 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 5:44 AM and sets 15 hours, 45 minutes later, at 9:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Thorens-Glières is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on September 20, 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 Thorens-Glières is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on November 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Thorens-Glières typically lasts for 6.0 months (182 days), from around April 24 to around October 23, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 20, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 12.
The month of December in Thorens-Glières 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 Thorens-Glières are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,804°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Thorens-Glières is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.4 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.3 kWh on December 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Thorens-Glières are 45.995 deg latitude, 6.246 deg longitude, and 2,674 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Thorens-Glières contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,514 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,758 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,316 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,085 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Thorens-Glières is covered by trees (46%), grassland (41%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Thorens-Glières 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Thorens-Glières.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Thorens-Glières 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 Thorens-Glières is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Thorens-Glières and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Annecy-Meythet (45%, 14 kilometers, southwest); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (31%, 29 kilometers, north); Sion (12%, 87 kilometers, east); and Aosta Airport (11%, 90 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .