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New Bedford December Weather Highlights

November was very cool in New Bedford. The average temperature was just 41.2° – 4° colder than normal for the month. A large rain storm at the end of the month helped the precipitation total to reach 98% of the normal. The outlook for the first half of December is for cool and unsettled weather. There may not be a lot of snow before December 15, but mixed precipitation events are possible. Winter officially begins on December 21 at 12:11 pm EST. The normal daily high temperature falls below 40° in the last week of the month.

Check rightweather.com for the latest 10 day forecast for New Bedford and beyond.

Here is a look at some of the numbers for the month of December in New Bedford, MA.

December 1
Normal High: 48°
Normal Low: 32°

December 31
Normal High: 39°
Normal Low: 23°

Precipitation
Normal rain: 4.84″

Records
Highest temperature: 74° (12/5/2001)
Lowest temperature: -11° (12/30/1933)

Full Cold Moon: December 17 at 4:28 am EST

Winter Solstice: December 21 at 12:11 pm EST

We lose 10 minutes of daylight this month, but the sunset is nine minutes later on December 31 than it is on December 1.

December 1
Sunrise: 6:54 am
Sunset: 4:16 pm
9:22 possible daylight

December 31
Sunrise: 7:3 am
Sunset: 4:25 pm
9:12 possible daylight

About the Author

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Fred Campagna
Fred Campagna is the President and Chief Meteorologist of Right Weather LLC. Rightweather.com offers updated, accurate forecasts, plus free iOS and Android apps. Fred is well known in Southeastern Massachusetts having spent 14 years at WLNE-TV in Providence, RI.

 

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