Memphis, TN Climate in December

Temperature for December

In Memphis, TN during December the average high temperature is 54.8°F. The hottest day on record was December 3, 1982 when the temperature hit 81.0°F.

Memphis, TN daily average and extreme temperature range for December

Low Temperature

During December the overnight temperature drops to an average of 34.8°F, with the lowest temperature of -4.2°F being recorded on December 23, 1989. On average there are 3 days in December when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst December there were 7 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 7 and 25 times in December.

Precipitation for December

In December the average monthly rainfall in Memphis, TN is 5.44 inches with rain usually falling on between 11 and 12 days. 1998 was the driest December with only 0.16 inches of rain falling, and 1982 was the wettest December with 14.53 inches of rain. The wettest single day in December was 25 December 1987 when 4.53 inches of rain fell.

In December it usually snows on between 1 and 2 days. There are thunderstorms on between 1 and 2 days in December.