Shimla remains a place to enjoy winters and summer holidays. British have made it such a way that they can enjoy summers among this cluster of hills. After Independence, people from all around the country comes to Shimla to enjoy their holidays. Everybody wants to see snow. December is the season when people prefer to visit Shimla to enjoy the snow. It is also a season of honeymooners and couple attracted by lovely weather. Tourist always gets attracted with snow sports like skiing, trekking and snowballing. A view of snow-covered blue hills looks incredible from the Mall road.
Temperature in December
The temperature of this season always lingers at the chilling level.
Maximum temperature : – The maximum temperature fluctuates from 3.8 Degree C to 16.4 Degree C. This can even come down to zero at the time of snowfall.
Minimum temperature : –The minimum temperature at nights ranges between 0 Degree C to 3.8 Degree C. It is too cold at night that hot water bottles, an electric blanket is required to be a little warm.
In the above table, we have shown the average temperature of Shimla.
Humidity in December
Humidity level remains on 40% in December month.
Snowfall in December
December is the snowfall season in Shimla. You can experience snowfall during the end weeks of December. Historical data shows that approximately 25 mm snow falls in December month in Shimla
Rainfall in December
December is least rainfall month in Shimla. Only 18 mm rainfall may occur in this month, but weather remains chilling.
Activities in December
December is winter season in Shimla. There are many adventure activities to enjoy in this month.
In winters, open ice skating starts at the Ice Skating rink near Rivoli Cinema. A red balloon on the municipal building is the signal that ice skating is going on at Ice skating rink.
You can also enjoy skiing, snowballing and making a snowman at the time of snowfalls. You should plan a visit to Kufri and Narkanda to see snow.
Party at hotel
December is also a season of Christmas and New year. Hotels in Shimla provide special packages on Christmas and also for New year eve. You and your family can enjoy party with bonfire and music.
In December you need to be packed with winter clothes. Thermal, Gloves, Cap, warm socks, muffler and snow boots required in December.
It would be best if you kept a pair of above ankle snow boots to walk over snow. It will help you to keep your feet warm.
It advised booking your hotels and taxi in advance. After the 15th of December it could be difficult to get availability. The demand for hotels suddenly rises till the 5th of January.
Frequently Asking Questions
Question :- Will there be snow in Shimla during December?
Answer : Yes, you can see snow in December. However, it depends on the weather, but historical data shows a high probability of snowfall in December.
Question :- How is Shimla weather in December?
Answer :- Shimla weather is freezing in December. Mercury drops to a chilling level.
Question :- Does it rain heavily in December?
Answer :- It is the least rainfall month as per historical data. 18 mm rain may fall in Shimla this month.
Question :- How is humidity in Shimla in December?
Answer :- Shimla is moderately humid in December. There is 40% humidity in the atmosphere in December.
Question :- What are the clothes required in December to visit Shimla?
Answer :- Warm clothes like heavy Jackets and sweaters are required to be safe from cold.
Question :- Does it snow in Shimla on Christmas?
Answer :- Yes, most of the time, it snows between Christmas or New year. It mainly depends on the weather
Question :- Where to see snow in December?
Answer :- There is a chance you may see snowfall in Shimla city. Kufri and Narkanda are spots for snowfall if it doesn’t fall in Shimla.
Question :- What are adventure activities available in December?
Answer :- Shimla is famous for adventure like horse riding, yak riding or trekking. In December snow sports like skiing and ice skating are available to experience.
Question :- What tourist places to see in December?
Answer :- All tourist spots are open to visit in December. You must visit Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda for snow.
Question :- What are conditions of road in December?
Answer :- Mostly roads connecting to Chandigarh and Manali remains open in December. If heavy snow fall occurs, road may close only for the first day of snowfall. Second day it is necessary for government opens all roads