Average Weather in December in Monte Carasso Switzerland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 42°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 49°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 30°F to 25°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Monte Carasso typically range from 59°F to 77°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 38°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 Monte Carasso experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 49% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 21, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Monte Carasso, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 21% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 17% on March 5.
Over the course of December in Monte Carasso, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 18% to 11%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 2% to 6%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 2% to 5%.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Monte Carasso is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.0 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.5 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 Monte Carasso is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Monte Carasso, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, 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 Monte Carasso is 7:45 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 8:06 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:37 PM on December 11 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:47 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Monte Carasso 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 5:32 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 9:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:03 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Monte Carasso is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 8% of the time, while on October 2, 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 Monte Carasso is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Monte Carasso typically lasts for 6.9 months (211 days), from around April 5 to around November 2, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 21.
The month of December in Monte Carasso 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 Monte Carasso are essentially constant during December, remaining around 2,203°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Monte Carasso is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.6 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.5 kWh on December 16.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Monte Carasso are 46.186 deg latitude, 8.999 deg longitude, and 1,860 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Monte Carasso contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,370 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,543 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,222 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,550 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Monte Carasso is covered by trees (53%) and artificial surfaces (36%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and grassland (11%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Monte Carasso 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Monte Carasso.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Monte Carasso 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 Monte Carasso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Monte Carasso and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Locarno Airport (82%, 9 kilometers, west); Resia Pass (8%, 136 kilometers, northeast); and Hohenems-Dornbirn Airport (10%, 150 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .