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Irkutsk weather in December (Irkutsk Region, Russia)

What can you expect from the weather in Irkutsk during December? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.


In December, Irkutsk typically experiences very low temperatures and low snowfall. December is a winter month. Daytime temperatures hover around -11°C, while nights can cool down to about -21°C. The month is chilly, so ensure you're equipped and dress warmly. Preparation becomes key in these temperatures.


Irkutsk in December usually receives low snowfall, averaging around 16 mm for the month. Snow is expected on roughly 14 days.

Average sunshine

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 65 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Irkutsk. June and July typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Irkutsk climate page with graphs.


Irkutsk, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -21°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature -11°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 46%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 16 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 14 days  
HumidityHumidity 85%  
SunshineSunshine 65 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Russia in December

Find out more about the weather in Russia and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Visitors traveling to Irkutsk should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat. There will be periods of snow.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Outdoor sports

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