Average Weather in December in Utsjoki Finland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 22°F to 18°F, rarely falling below 3°F or exceeding 34°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 11°F to 6°F, rarely falling below -12°F or exceeding 24°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Utsjoki typically range from 47°F to 60°F, while on January 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 16°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 Utsjoki experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 81% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 21% of the time.
For reference, on January 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 83%, while on July 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 40%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Utsjoki, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 18% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on July 14, and its lowest chance is 14% on March 12.
Over the course of December in Utsjoki, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 15% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Utsjoki is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 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 Utsjoki is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.7 inches on December 15.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Due to its extreme latitude, Utsjoki experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the winter in Utsjoki during 2021, the Sun is continuously below the horizon for 1.7 months, setting at 12:20 PM on November 25, and not rising again until 12:03 PM on January 16. As such, the sun is continuously below the horizon for the entire month of December.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
Daylight saving time is observed in Utsjoki during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for December 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Utsjoki is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Utsjoki is increasing during December, increasing from 9.6 miles per hour to 10.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.7 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
The hourly average wind direction in Utsjoki throughout December is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 41% on December 25.
Wind Direction in December
Utsjoki 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 Utsjoki is essentially constant during December, remaining within 1°F of 40°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in December
The growing season in Utsjoki typically lasts for 3.3 months (100 days), from around June 1 to around September 9, rarely starting before May 15 or after June 18, and rarely ending before August 18 or after October 1.
The month of December in Utsjoki 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 Utsjoki are essentially constant during December, remaining around 328°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Utsjoki is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0.0 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Utsjoki are 69.909 deg latitude, 27.028 deg longitude, and 266 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Utsjoki contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 915 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 576 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,496 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,484 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Utsjoki is covered by trees (71%) and shrubs (19%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and shrubs (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and sparse vegetation (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Utsjoki, 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 Utsjoki.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Utsjoki 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 Utsjoki is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Utsjoki and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lakselv Banak Airport (32%, 80 kilometers, west); Vadsø Airport (20%, 109 kilometers, east); Kirkenes (19%, 112 kilometers, east); Berlevåg Airport (15%, 130 kilometers, northeast); and Ivalo Airport (13%, 146 kilometers, south).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .