Buffalo, NY Climate in December

Temperature for December

In Buffalo, NY during December the average high temperature is 37.1°F. The hottest day on record was December 4, 1982 when the temperature recorded was 73.9°F.

Buffalo, NY daily average and extreme temperature range for December

Low Temperature

Overnight in December the average temperature drops below freezing at 23.6°F, with the lowest temperature of -9.9°F being recorded on December 25, 1980. On average there are 11 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 17 and 31 times in December.

Precipitation for December

In December the average monthly rainfall in Buffalo, NY is 2.43 inches with rain usually falling on between 10 and 11 days. 1955 was the driest December with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1977 was the wettest December with 8.28 inches of rain. The wettest single day in December was 30 December 1990 when 2.33 inches of rain fell.

In December it usually snows on between 19 and 20 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.