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 the weather be like in December 2016 in Moscow - the most accurate forecast from the Hydrometeorological Center

To begin with, the most accurate weather forecast for December 2016, employees of the Hydrometeorological Center are based on long-term observations of the meteorological situation in Moscow at the beginning of winter. Thanks to this great experience and the latest achievements of science, today we can, with a probability of up to 90%, find out what will bring joy to the beginning of the winter of Muscovites. According to the forecast of the Hydrometeorological Center, the first winter month this year will be typical for the capital. And this means that the snow and frosty weather will prevail, and the thermometer's column will not fall below zero. If we talk about specific figures that largely determine what the weather will be in December 2016 in Moscow for the exact forecasts of the Hydrometeorological Center, they will be as follows:

  • the average temperature in the daytime is minus 3-4 degrees
  • the average temperature at night is minus 9-12 degrees
  • precipitation per month - 56 mm
  • 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 the south-eastern orientation.

Weather forecast in the Moscow region in December 2016 according to the data of the Hydrometeorological Center

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 10, 2016, according to forecasts, the weather in the Moscow region will be frosty according to the Hydrometeorological Center: 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.

Weather forecast for December 31, 2016 on the weather on New Year's Eve for 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.