Harbin Weather in December

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In December, Harbin weather is cold. The average daytime temperature is -9°C (16°F), and the average night temperature is -20°C (-4°F). It is obvious that the temperature difference between day and night is big. The average rainfall reduces to 6mm, but the air is not very dry thanks to accumulated snow.

Covered by white snow, the city looks clean and solemn, and the air quality is good. Harbin becomes a wonderland of ice and snow and a large number of visitors are willing to brave the cold weather to enjoy snow and ice. The beautiful ice and snow sculptures on the street are highlight.

Averages for Harbin Weather in December

Temperature: -15°C / 5°F
High Temperature: -9°C / 16°F
Low Temperature: -20°C / -4°F
Humidity: 71%
Rainfall: 6 mm
Rainy Days: 7 days
Sunrise: 06:54 ~ 07:15
Sunset: 15:49 ~ 15:59
Air Quality in December
Average AQI: 99
Harbin Air Quality in December

What to Wear in Harbin in December

If you are staying in the hotel, a thin sweater plus a pair of long jeans are enough, and you can even wear a long-sleeved T-shirt plus a pair of thin warm pants. If you venture outside, a thick sweater, a thick cotton-padded jacket or a thick long down jacket, fleece pants, snow boots, mask, hat, gloves and scarf are necessary.
Harbin Clothes in December December Wear in Harbin

Things to Do in Harbin in December

Although the temperature is low, the outdoor activities like skiing are attractive and wonderful. You can go to the Erlongshan Ski Resort, which is 65 km (40 mi) from Harbin downtown and can hold 4,000 to 5,000 skiers at the same time. The resort has two primary ski areas, one children ski area, eight tracks for different levels of skiers and one track for snowboarding. There tourists can experience snowmobile driving, ice slides, sleighing and so on.

The Pingshan Shenlu Ski Resort is also a nice option, which is 70 km (43 mi) from the downtown area and capable of holding 3,000 skiers at the same time. It has seven different grades of tracks and one skating rink. Because it is connected to the deer farm, so you can see deer when skiing.
 
Erlongshan Ski ResortErlongshan Ski Resort
Heilongjiang MuseumHeilongjiang Museum
Snow TownSnow Town

Other Tips

Your hands and ears are vulnerable to frostbite because of extreme cold climate in Harbin in December, so you’d better take chilblain cream. The big temperature difference between indoor and outdoor can easily cause a cold; therefore, cold medicines are requisite, as well as medicine for gastroenteritis. December is peak tourist season in Harbin, so you are advised to decide your travel plan as early as possible and book flight tickets and hotels in advance.

What is the temperature in Harbin in December?

High/Low Temperatures of Harbin in December
Temperatures Graph of Harbin in December
Air Quality of Harbin in December
Harbin AQI Graph in December

Historical Harbin Weather in December


 
Apr Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low 
1 -6.1°C / 21°F -15.6°C / 3.9°F 06:54 / 15:51 94
2 -6.3°C / 20.7°F -15.9°C / 3.4°F 06:55 / 15:50 95
3 -6.6°C / 66°F -16.2°C / 2.8°F 06:56 / 15:50 91
4 -6.9°C / 19.6°F -16.5°C / 2.3°F 06:57 / 15:50 93
5 -7.1°C / 19.2°F -16.8°C / 1.8°F 06:58 / 15:50 95
6 -7.3°C / 18.9°F -17.1°C / 1.2°F 07:00 / 15:49 82
7 -7.6°C / 18.3°F -17.3°C / 0.9°F 07:01 / 15:49 91
8 -7.8°C / 18°F -17.6°C / 0.3°F 07:02 / 15:49 94
9 -8°C / 17.6°F -17.8°C / -0.04°F 07:03 / 15:49 96
10 -8.2°C / 17.2F -18.1°C / -0.58°F 07:03 / 15:49 95
11 -8.5°C / 16.7°F -18.3°C / -0.94°F 07:04 / 15:49 93
12 -8.7°C / 16.3°F -18.6°C / -1.48°F 07:05 / 15:49 97
13 -8.9°C / 16°F -18.8°C / -1.84°F 07:06 / 15:49 97
14 -9.1°C / 15.6°F -19°C / -2.20°F 07:07 / 15:49 95
15 -9.3°C / 15.3°F -19.2°C / -2.56°F 07:08 / 15:50 96
16 -9.5°C / 15°F -19.4°C / -2.92°F 07:08 / 15:50 95
17 -9.7°C / 14.5°F -19.7°C / -3.46°F 07:09 / 15:50 95
18 -9.9°C / 14.2°F -19.9°C / -3.82°F 07:10 / 15:51 97
19 -10.1°C / 13.8°F -20.1°C / -4.18°F 07:10 / 15:51 96
20 -10.3°C / 13.5°F -20.3°C / -4.54°F 07:11 / 15:51 96
21 -10.5°C / 13.1°F -20.4°C / -4.72°F 07:12 / 15:52 97
22 -10.7°C / 12.7°F -20.6°C / -5.08°F 07:12 / 15:52 87
23 -10.8°C / 12.6°F -20.8°C / -5.44°F 07:13 / 15:53 95
24 -11°C / 12.2°F -21°C / -5.80°F 07:13 / 15:53 94
25 -11.2°C / 11.8°F -21.2°C / -6.16°F 07:13 / 15:54 94
26 -11.4°C / 11.5°F -21.4°C / -6.51°F 07:14 / 15:55 94
27 -11.5°C / 11.3°F -21.5°C / -6.70°F 07:14 / 15:55 97
28 -11.7°C / 11°F -21.7°C / -7.06°F 07:14 / 15:56 92
29 -11.8°C / 10.8°F -21.8°C / -7.24°F 07:14 / 15:57 97
30 -12°C / 10.4°F -22°C / -7.6°F 07:15 / 15:58 94
31 -12.1°C / 10.2°F -22.2°C / -7.96°F 07:15 / 15:59 97
- Last modified on Sep. 19, 2019 -
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