10 DecLocal Time: 21:02 MST UK Time: 04:02 GMT
- Sunrise 07:40
- Sunset 16:59
- Moonrise 12:33
- Moonset 17:00
|Temp feels like:||-11°c (12°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 19m|
|Dew Point:||-17 °c (1°f)|
|Pressure:||30.71 " (1040 hpa)|
Average for December: -1.3°c (30°f)
Mon 9 DecMostly cloudy. High of -7C with a windchill as low
moreNight Partly cloudy. Low of -16C with a windchill as low
Tue 10 DecPartly cloudy. High of 0C. Breezy. Winds from the SSE
moreNight Partly cloudy. Low of -12C. Winds less than 5 km
Wed 11 DecPartly cloudy. High of 2C. Winds less than 5 km/h.
moreNight Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of -12C
Thu 12 DecClear. High of 4C. Winds from the SE at 10
moreNight Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of -8C
Weather Overview for Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City (also known as Salt Lake or SLC) has a cold semi-arid climate which typically entails hot, sunny summers and chilly winters with a distinct possibility of rain and snow, especially given SLC’s high elevation (about 4,327 feet). While extreme weather is rather rare, snow has fallen in the city as early in the year as September and as late as May due to the storms that blow into Utah from the Pacific.
The city sometimes experiences heavier drifts due
to the addition of ‘lake-effect snow’ from the nearby
Another aspect of a cold semi-arid climate is the chance of significant temperature fluctuation (sometimes of over 20°C) within a 24 hour timeframe, which means it is best to check a forecast to know whether to pack a mackintosh or a mankini for your vacation.
Because the nearby
The Great Salt Lake itself is also responsible for
an occasional olfactory essence affectionately known as ‘
Unlike spring, which is the wettest
season, summer in
In June, July and August the minimum average
temperatures are 56°F, 63°F and 62°F respectively. The average highest
temperatures for the same period are 82°F, 91°F and 89°F. This would seem to
indicate that the hottest month is usually July and, despite the huge seasonal
temperature variation between summer and winte, the normal summer temperature
in SLC is fairly similar to Malaga in
During winter Salt Lake experiences a big drop in temperature with the typical low temperatures in November, December and January sinking to 30°F, 22°F and 21°F respectively. The usual high temperatures for those months are 49°F, 38°F and 37°F; so, even in the most clement winter, it’s best to pack the thermal vest.
Rain is more frequent in winter (though, again there isn’t as much as in spring) with around 6-7 days of downpour per month. The snowfall tends to be heaviest during December and January when there are usually 8-9 days, however the snow rarely sticks for long in the city. Up at the nearby ski resorts in the mountains the snow often reaches depths of 500inches and is hailed by some ski enthusiasts as the best powder snow in the world due its dryness (which is a result of being inland and close to a large lake).
If you’re planning a skiing trip it may be worth bearing in mind that there are only about 4-5 hours of direct sunshine in winter (although there are still around 10 hours of daylight) so it may be slightly trickier to see where you’re going!