Average Weather in December in Fleurier Switzerland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 38°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 48°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 26°F to 23°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 36°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fleurier typically range from 51°F to 69°F, while on February 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 34°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 Fleurier experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 63% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64% on December 28.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fleurier, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 34% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 28% on March 3.
Over the course of December in Fleurier, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 17% to 15%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 11% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 6% to 9%.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Fleurier is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.4 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 Fleurier is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 1.1 inches on December 27.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Fleurier, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 8 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 8 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Fleurier is 7:58 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 8:19 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:44 PM on December 11 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:54 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Fleurier 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 5:38 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fleurier is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, 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 Fleurier is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 8.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Fleurier typically lasts for 5.3 months (162 days), from around May 6 to around October 15, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 4.
The month of December in Fleurier 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 Fleurier are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,111°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fleurier is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.2 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.1 kWh on December 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fleurier are 46.902 deg latitude, 6.583 deg longitude, and 3,586 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fleurier contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,287 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,133 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,816 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,091 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fleurier is covered by trees (55%), cropland (31%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fleurier 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 Fleurier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fleurier 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 Fleurier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fleurier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Les Eplatures (72%, 26 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (10%, 60 kilometers, northwest); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (9%, 82 kilometers, southwest); and Sion (8%, 95 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .