Average Sunshine in New York for December

Number of Sunny Days

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days for a place in New York state is the total days this month when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days. The rest of the days are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover. All the numbers are annual averages, made from years of weather watching.

Days of sunshine in December
Place Sunny
Partly Sunny
Total Days
With Sun
Albany 5 7 12
Binghamton 2 6 8
Buffalo 1 6 7
New York Central Park 9 9 18
New York, JFK Airport 8 8 16
New York, LaGuardia Airport 8 9 17
Rochester 2 6 8
Syracuse 2 5 7

Amount of Sun

Here's another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets. The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Again, these amounts are monthly averages based on many years of weather observations.

Percent sunshine for December
City % Sun
Albany 39
Binghamton 29
Buffalo 27
New York Central Park 49
Rochester 30
Syracuse 25

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

New York Sunshine
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