Detroit, MI Climate in December

Temperature for December

In Detroit, MI during December the average high temperature is 37.0°F. The hottest day on record was December 3, 1982 when the temperature recorded was 68.0°F.

Detroit, MI daily average and extreme temperature range for December

Low Temperature

Overnight in December the average temperature drops below freezing at 26.0°F, with the lowest temperature of -5.1°F being recorded on December 26, 1983. On average there are 10 days in December when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst December there were 24 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 12 and 31 times in December.

Precipitation for December

In December the average monthly rainfall in Detroit, MI is 0.68 inches with rain usually falling on between 6 and 7 days. 1974 was the driest December with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 2006 was the wettest December with 3.69 inches of rain. The wettest single day in December was 1 December 2006 when 1.77 inches of rain fell.

In December it usually snows on between 10 and 11 days. In December there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in December.