The first month of winter for Moscow is considered one of the most stable and predictable weather. December rarely brings sharp temperature changes and abnormal weather conditions. As a rule, the weather in Moscow in December is characterized by windy, stable frosts and long-awaited snowfalls. As a rare exception, sunny days are possible, which make the beginning of winter in the capital even more beautiful. However, if they do exist, then mostly at the beginning of the month. But the end of December and the New Year itself in the capital is more often frosty and snowy. Next, you will get the most accurate and detailed weather forecast for December as a whole and on the 31st day in particular for Moscow and the Moscow Region from the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia.

What will be the weather in December 2016 in Moscow – the most accurate forecast from meteorologist

Let's start with the fact that the most accurate weather forecast for December 2016 staff meteorologist are based on years of observation meteoitalia in Moscow in the beginning of winter. Due to this vast experience and the latest achievements in science today, we can with probability of 90% to know what will please the beginning of winter residents. According to the forecast of the hydrometeorological center of the first winter month this year will be typical for the capital. This means that will be dominated by snow and cold weather, as the thermometer will not fall below zero. If to speak about concrete figures, which largely determine what the weather will be in December 2016 in Moscow on accurate forecasts of the hydrometeorological center, they are as follows:

  • the average daytime temperature of minus 3-4 degrees
  • the average temperature at night is minus 9-12 degrees
  • the rainfall for the month is 56 mm
  • the number of days with heavy rainfall – 11

In general, in December Muscovites expect the prevalence of cloudy and cloudy days. A frequent visitor to the capital will also be a gusty wind of a southeasterly orientation.

Weather forecast for Moscow region in December 2016, according to meteorologist

If we talk separately about the weather forecast in the Moscow region in December 2016, then according to the Hydrometeorological Center it will be quite predictable for this time of year. Already in the first decade of December, the arrival of this winter will be felt in all corners of the region. From December 1 to December 10, 2016, according to forecasts, the weather in the Moscow region will be frosty according to the Hydrometcenter: in the daytime the average temperature will fluctuate within the minus 4-11 degrees, and at night it will drop to 12-17 degrees below zero. Around this time the region will visit abundant snowfalls. On the almost complete absence of precipitation in the Moscow region can be expected in the middle of the month. But in late 2016, along with the snow will come and the real frosts. During this period, thermometers will show 15-17 degrees with a minus sign, and at night the indicators in some regions of the region will drop to "Siberian" 25-29.

The weather of December 31, 2016 about the weather in the new year night Moscow and Moscow region

What will be the weather in Moscow in December 2016, figured out and now it's time to find out the forecast for the New Year's Eve. So, according to the preliminary data of the Hydrometeorological Center, the weather forecast for December 31, 2016 about the weather on New Year's Eve is quite favorable for Moscow and Moscow region. On this day in the capital, clear weather is expected with an average daily temperature of minus 17 degrees. The absence of wind and heavy rainfall will make the last day of the year quite acceptable for walking outdoors during the day. True, the weather forecast for December 31, 2016 about the weather in the New Year's Eve for Moscow and the Moscow region will not be so favorable. At night weather forecasters expect a strong cooling in the capital - up to 30 degrees. However, fans of celebrating the New Year 2017 on the Red Square are unlikely to stop even such a solid minus. If we talk about snowstorms, then on New Year's Eve, local residents should not be afraid of them. Muscovites and guests of the capital will have to be satisfied with abundant snowdrifts, which will fall at the beginning and end of the month.