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Lhasa Weather in December

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Temperatures continue to fall, and December is the second coldest month of the year, with an average temperature of –0.65 °C (30.8 °F). The minimum temperature is –9 °C (15.8 °F) and the maximum temperature is 7.7 °C (45.9 °F).

Much fewer people visit Lhasa at this time. Lhasa does not experience severely cold winters but bring winter clothes, such as down jackets, pullovers, and sweaters. Sun protection, moisturizer, and lip balm are advisable because of the strong sun and dry weather.

Winter is considered the low tourist season, so hotel and tour rates are cheaper than usual. Getting train tickets to Lhasa is also much easier than in summer. As for the transportation, from December to February the thawed road can create trouble. Please take care when traveling in Lhasa. See our Lhasa Tours.

Lhasa Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
December   1 48 °F 8.89 °C 19 °F -7.22 °C
December   2 48 °F 8.89 °C 18 °F -7.78 °C
December   3 48 °F 8.89 °C 18 °F -7.78 °C
December   4 47 °F 8.33 °C 18 °F -7.78 °C
December   5 47 °F 8.33 °C 18 °F -7.78 °C
December   6 47 °F 8.33 °C 17 °F -8.33 °C
December   7 47 °F 8.33 °C 17 °F -8.33 °C
December   8 47 °F 8.33 °C 17 °F -8.33 °C
December   9 47 °F 8.33 °C 17 °F -8.33 °C
December   10 46 °F 7.78 °C 16 °F -8.89 °C
December   11 46 °F 7.78 °C 16 °F -8.89 °C
December   12 46 °F 7.78 °C 16 °F -8.89 °C
December   13 46 °F 7.78 °C 16 °F -8.89 °C
December   14 46 °F 7.78 °C 16 °F -8.89 °C
December   15 45 °F 7.22 °C 15 °F -9.44 °C
December   16 45 °F 7.22 °C 15 °F -9.44 °C
December   17 45 °F 7.22 °C 15 °F -9.44 °C
December   18 45 °F 7.22 °C 15 °F -9.44 °C
December   19 45 °F 7.22 °C 14 °F -10 °C
December   20 44 °F 6.67 °C 14 °F -10 °C
December   21 44 °F 6.67 °C 14 °F -10 °C
December   22 44 °F 6.67 °C 14 °F -10 °C
December   23 44 °F 6.67 °C 14 °F -10 °C
December   24 44 °F 6.67 °C 13 °F -10.56 °C
December   25 44 °F 6.67 °C 13 °F -10.56 °C
December   26 43 °F 6.11 °C 13 °F -10.56 °C
December   27 43 °F 6.11 °C 13 °F -10.56 °C
December   28 43 °F 6.11 °C 12 °F -11.11 °C
December   29 43 °F 6.11 °C 12 °F -11.11 °C
December   30 43 °F 6.11 °C 12 °F -11.11 °C
December   31 43 °F 6.11 °C 12 °F -11.11 °C

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