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Average Weather in December in Yakutsk Russia

Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from -23°F to -33°F, rarely falling below -50°F or exceeding -6°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from -35°F to -43°F, rarely falling below -57°F or exceeding -19°F.

For reference, on July 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Yakutsk typically range from 56°F to 77°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from -44°F to -33°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in December

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in December

Average Hourly Temperature in December in Yakutsk18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNovJanfrigid
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Yellowknife, Canada (3,216 miles away) and Rankin Inlet, Canada (3,545 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Yakutsk (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of December in Yakutsk experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 79% to 73%.

The clearest day of the month is December 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 28% of the time.

For reference, on November 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 53%.

Cloud Cover Categories in December

Cloud Cover Categories in December in Yakutsk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%NovJanDec 121%Dec 121%Dec 3127%Dec 3127%Dec 1124%Dec 1124%Dec 2125%Dec 2125%mostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastclear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Yakutsk, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on June 17, and its lowest chance is 0% on January 29.

Probability of Precipitation in December

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Sun

Over the course of December in Yakutsk, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 33 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 7 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 46 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 5 hours, 8 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 5 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December in Yakutsk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrNovJanDec 225 hr, 8 minDec 225 hr, 8 minnightnightdaydayDec 15 hr, 51 minDec 15 hr, 51 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Yakutsk is 9:14 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 32 minutes later at 9:46 AM on December 26.

The latest sunset is 3:05 PM on December 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 2:52 PM on December 17.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Yakutsk during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 2:29 AM and sets 19 hours, 46 minutes later, at 10:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:45 AM and sets 5 hours, 8 minutes later, at 2:53 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December

The solar day over the course of December. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for December 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in December

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The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Yakutsk is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on September 13, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in December

dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Yakutsk is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.6 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on March 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour, while on July 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during December is 4.6 miles per hour on December 22.

Average Wind Speed in December

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Yakutsk throughout December is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on December 29.

Wind Direction in December

Wind Direction in December in Yakutsk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NovJanwesteastsouthnorth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Yakutsk typically lasts for 3.5 months (108 days), from around May 22 to around September 7, rarely starting before May 6 or after June 7, and rarely ending before August 23 or after September 21.

The month of December in Yakutsk is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December in Yakutsk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%NovJan0%Dec 160%Dec 16frigidfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Yakutsk are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,361°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in December

Growing Degree Days in December in Yakutsk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031311,150°F1,150°F1,200°F1,200°F1,250°F1,250°F1,300°F1,300°F1,350°F1,350°F1,400°F1,400°F1,450°F1,450°F1,500°F1,500°F1,550°F1,550°F1,600°F1,600°FNovJanDec 11,361°FDec 11,361°FDec 311,361°FDec 311,361°FDec 111,361°FDec 111,361°FDec 211,361°FDec 211,361°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of December, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Yakutsk is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0.2 kWh throughout.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 0.1 kWh on December 23.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December in Yakutsk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.1 kWh0.1 kWh0.2 kWh0.2 kWh0.3 kWh0.3 kWh0.4 kWh0.4 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh0.6 kWh0.6 kWh0.7 kWh0.7 kWh0.8 kWh0.8 kWh0.9 kWh0.9 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWhNovJanDec 230.1 kWhDec 230.1 kWhDec 10.2 kWhDec 10.2 kWhDec 110.1 kWhDec 110.1 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Yakutsk are 62.034 deg latitude, 129.733 deg longitude, and 302 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Yakutsk is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 49 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 300 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (561 feet). Within 50 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (797 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Yakutsk is covered by artificial surfaces (41%) and grassland (27%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and water (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (85%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Yakutsk, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Yakutsk Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Yakutsk.

At a distance of 7 kilometers from Yakutsk, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Yakutsk according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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