Hangzhou Weather in December

west lake in early decemberWest lake in December

December in Hangzhou feels colder because of high humidity. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) to 11°C (52°F) at the lowest at the beginning of the December, but it decreases to an average low of 2°C (36°F) at the end of this month.

In spite of the coldness, there is sunshine sometimes. December is the driest month, but it is rainy now and then. The temperature differs by 8°C (46°F) on average between day and night. We recommend a down jacket or an overcoat to protect you from the cold, especially outdoors at night.

Hangzhou's scenery in December can be a spectacular picture. You can see the famous "Melting Snow on Broken Bridge", which is one of the ten classic West Lake scenic sites, if it is snowy. Traveling to Hangzhou at this time of the year is a great idea if you don’t mind the cold, as you can take advantage of low season prices. Consult our website to learn more about Hangzhou Tours and pick up a few travel tips.

Hangzhou Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Hangzhou Weather in December

Someone 2013-12-04
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I''m visiting Hangzhou from 20th to 25th. Any snow?

The weather for Dec is unpredictable according to the records of last two years, and we have 7-day weather forecast information on the page of China Guide-Hangzhou-weather. You could check the information for 20th about 14th.

Delia Xie replied on 2013-12-05
Sael 2013-10-17
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hi, i''m Sael From Malaysia. I''ll be visiting to hangzhou on 11 to 14 December and would like to ask whether there''ll be snowing around that period? How about the weather ? THanks

Based on our experience, there is no much snow in December because of the dry weather.  December in Hangzhou feels colder because of high humidity. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) to 11°C (52°F) at the lowest at the beginning of the December, but it decreases to an average low of 2°C (36°F) at the end of this month.

In spite of the coldness, there is sunshine sometimes. December is the driest month, but it is rainy now and then. The temperature differs by 8°C (46°F) on average between day and night. We recommend a down jacket or an overcoat to protect you from the cold, especially outdoors at night.

Ruby Zhao replied on 2013-10-17
Sammin Lim 2013-10-04
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Hi my trip to Hangzhou with my family is from 26-Dec to 30-Dec. Can you advice how cold the weather will be then and how much winter clothes we need to prepare? Thanks.
Hi Sammin,The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) to 11°C (52°F) at the lowest at the beginning of the December, but it decreases to an average low of 2°C (36°F) at the end of this month.I suggest that take your down jacket with you. Michael Hu replied on 2013-10-04
tony chan 2013-06-23
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my trip to hangzhou is on 6 dec. can u send me some info .thanks

Hi Tony, it is cold in December in Hangzhou. Please bring winter clothes and keep warm. If you need any tour service, please feel free to contact me.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-06-24
muna 2012-12-10
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hi im muna from malaysia. im planning to go to shanghai on the early of january (around 9jan). what would the temperature usually be like around that date? would it be freezing cold, or snowy cold, or chilled cold? and what is the nearest place for me to visit by land that is snowing just to catch some snow experiences? will hangzhou be snowing by that time? thank you
Dear Sir or Madam, The average temperature is about 1-8℃(33.8-46.4℉), it is chilled cold. It is difficult to see the snow in Shanghai or around Shanghai, such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, as it is not heavy enough. You might see the ice during the cold season. If you would like to see the snow, you'd better visit Harbin city. It is a good place to see the snow sculptures and ice sculptures. We have some packages for reference. Please click: http://www.chinahighlights.com/harbin/tours.htm Lussie Lu replied on 2012-12-11
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