Weather in December in Mongolia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Mongolia. Is this month a good time to go to Mongolia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Mongolia in December?

The weather in Mongolia in December is generally poor. It is a winter month.

During December in Mongolia the average maximum daytime temperatures are very low and range from -21°C (-6°F) in Ulan Gom to -5°C (23°F) in Dalanzadgad. Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to -18°C (-0°F) in Dalanzadgad and -30°C (-22°F) in Ulan Gom. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation in December ranges from almost non in Dalanzadgad with an average of 1mm (0inch) snow/rainfall to low in Ulaanbaatar with 5mm (0.2inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 154 hours of sunshine in Ulaanbaatar during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Mongolia.

Where to go in Mongolia in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Mongolia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Mongolia

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Mongolia?

Average weather in Ulaanbaatar

In December Ulaanbaatar generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -14°C (7°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -23°C (-9°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ulaanbaatar
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
-5°C / 23°F 
-15°C / 5°F 
176 hours 
7mm / 0.3inch 
8 days 
poor 
-14°C / 7°F 
-23°C / -9°F 
154 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
10 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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-16°C / 3°F 
-26°C / -15°F 
180 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Ulaanbaatar

Average weather in Gobi desert

In December Gobi desert generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -9°C (16°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -23°C (-9°F) and almost non monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Gobi desert
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
0°C / 32°F 
-15°C / 5°F 
1mm / 0inch 
1 days 
poor 
-9°C / 16°F 
-23°C / -9°F 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-10°C / 13°F 
-26°C / -14°F 
0.5mm / 0inch 
0 days 
poor 
Climate in Gobi desert

Average weather in Baitag

In December Baitag generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -9°C (16°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -24°C (-11°F) and almost non monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Baitag
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
-1°C / 30°F 
-15°C / 5°F 
200 hours 
7mm / 0.3inch 
poor 
-9°C / 16°F 
-24°C / -11°F 
178 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-11°C / 12°F 
-27°C / -17°F 
201 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
poor 
Climate in Baitag

Average weather in Baruun Urt

In December Baruun Urt generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -13°C (9°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -23°C (-9°F) and almost non monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Baruun Urt
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
-4°C / 25°F 
-15°C / 5°F 
208 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
poor 
-13°C / 9°F 
-23°C / -9°F 
183 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-16°C / 3°F 
-26°C / -15°F 
203 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
poor 
Climate in Baruun Urt

Average weather in Dalanzadgad

In December Dalanzadgad generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -5°C (23°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -18°C (-0°F) and almost non monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Dalanzadgad
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
2°C / 36°F 
-11°C / 12°F 
2mm / 0.1inch 
poor 
-5°C / 23°F 
-18°C / -0°F 
1mm / 0inch 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-7°C / 19°F 
-21°C / -6°F 
1mm / 0inch 
poor 
Climate in Dalanzadgad

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Is December the best time to go to Mongolia?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Mongolia with commonly poor weather in Ulaanbaatar.

On average the best time to visit Mongolia is in May, June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Ulaanbaatar. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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