Average Weather in December in Les Gets France
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 33°F to 29°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 40°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 22°F to 18°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 29°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Les Gets typically range from 49°F to 68°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 17°F to 29°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
Haines, Alaska, United States (4,850 miles away); Smithers, Canada (4,966 miles); and Whistler, Canada (5,141 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Les Gets (view comparison).
The month of December in Les Gets experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 57% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58% 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 May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Les Gets, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 32% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 25% on March 3.
Over the course of December in Les Gets, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 6% to 3%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 10% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 14% to 19%.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Les Gets is decreasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 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 Les Gets is increasing, starting the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Les Gets, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 8 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 8 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Les Gets is 7:55 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 8:15 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:47 PM on December 11 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:56 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Les Gets 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 9:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:12 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Les Gets is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
The average hourly wind speed in Les Gets is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Les Gets typically lasts for 4.5 months (138 days), from around May 16 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 26 or after June 8, and rarely ending before September 10 or after October 21.
The month of December in Les Gets 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 Les Gets are essentially constant during December, remaining around 953°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Les Gets is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.5 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.4 kWh on December 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Les Gets are 46.155 deg latitude, 6.665 deg longitude, and 4,518 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Les Gets contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,644 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,485 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,444 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,961 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Les Gets is covered by trees (52%) and grassland (32%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Les Gets 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 Les Gets.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Les Gets 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 Les Gets is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Les Gets and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (21%, 44 kilometers, west); Annecy-Meythet (21%, 50 kilometers, southwest); Sion (22%, 51 kilometers, east); Aosta Airport (20%, 71 kilometers, southeast); and Neuchatel (15%, 97 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .