December is very cold, with an average temperature of –0.1 °C (30 °F). Even the high temperature is only 5 °C (41 °F). The month is relatively dry with an average precipitation of 50 mm, the lowest of the year. But you'll still be able to see the snow covering the mountain since it melts very slowly given the extremely low temperatures.
A sweater and overcoat are usually enough down the mountain, but if you plan to climb the mountain, wear a thick overcoat to shield yourself from the wind and cold. Considering the slippery road, a pair of anti-slip shoes is strongly recommended.
The white snow covers the mountains and trees.
The most attractive scenery in December is the beautiful white snow covering the mountains and trees. The end of the year holds many special activities and sales in local establishments, giving you a chance to experience the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year. See our Huangshan Tours.
Questions and Answers About Huangshan Weather in December
Hi, I''m planning to visit during December too, and do I need to prepare shoes with spikes? My concern is would it be very slippery? And would the mountain be closed due to bad weather?
Hi Rachel,I don't think that you need to prepare shoes with spikes. Because there are many steps which are made of stones. It would be not comfortable. It's not slippery except for rainy and snowing days. Yes, the mountain would be closed due to very bad weather. Michael Hu replied on 2013-10-04
hi, usually how is the weather during 1st or 2nd week of December in Huangshan? will there be any snowfall during those time? thanks.
Hi Dewi, December in Huangshan is very cold, with an average temperature of –0.1 °C (30 °F). Even the high temperature is only 5 °C (41 °F). The month is relatively dry with an average precipitation of 50 mm, the lowest of the year. But you'll still be able to see the snow covering the mountain since it melts very slowly given the extremely low temperatures.
Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-22
I hope to go in 2nd or 3rd week of Dec. Is it true the cable cars will not be working if the winds are too strong in winter months? What is the chance of the cable cars not allowed to move in the period that I am visiting?
Hi Carol, the cable car is available all the year around unless it is under maintenance. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-07
Marcus Loo 2012-09-07
Dear sir, I plan to pay huangshan a visit in December between 15 to 30th. Can you advise if the area will experience much rainfall? And will the mountains be slippery and potentially dangerous to ascend? Appreciate your advice.
Hi Marcus, there won't be much rainfall in December, but will be snowfall. It is very cold in Huangshan at that time, with an average temperature of –0.1°C (30°F). Even the high temperature is only 5°C (41°F). The mountains could be slippery when the snow melts, but not potentially dangerous to ascend. Please prepare anti-slip shoes and warm clothes.
Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-09
guest 20 2010-12-13
How's the weather or temperature in Huangshan for 27th Dec'10 till 1st Jan'11?
Thank you for visiting our web-site, recently, I could only find the weather in next 7 days, but based on my experience, the temperature in Huangshan will be very low during late Dec and early Jan, the temperature will be around -5 census degree, I would like suggest you take warm coat and sweater with you.
Lee Lee Li replied on 2010-12-13