Start and end dates of Winter
Winter 2021, 2022, 2023

The transition from fall to winter always takes place in December. This date is not however fixed because it depends on that of the winter solstice which takes place according to the years on December 20, 21, 22 or 23.

This year the Winter will start on Tuesday December 21, 2021 (day of the winter solstice) and will end on Sunday March 22, 2022 with the spring equinox.

* The dates of winter given on this page are for the northern hemisphere (Dates for the US).

Photo illustrating the seasons: snowy and sunny winter in the mountains.
Snowy winter

Start and end dates of the Winter season:
2021 to 2026

The table below will allow you to view the winter start and end dates for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026. The winter period spans the following 4 months: December, January, February and March.

Be careful the date of the beginning of winter is not fixed and can vary from one year to another. Although it falls most often on December 21 or 22, it happens exceptionally that winter begins on December 20 or 23.

Dates of the Winter season 2021 to 2026
Season Winter start date Winter end date
Winter 2021 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Sunday, March 20, 2022
Winter 2022 Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Monday, March 20, 2023
Winter 2023 Thursday, December 21, 2023 Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Winter 2024 Saturday, December 21, 2024 Thursday, March 20, 2025
Winter 2025 Sunday, December 21, 2025 Friday, March 20, 2026
Winter 2026 Monday, December 21, 2026 Saturday, March 20, 2027

Date of the meteorological Winter:
2021 to 2026

If the astronomical or calendrical seasons begin with the equinoxes (spring and autumn) and solstices (summer and winter), in meteorology, they begin earlier and correspond to periods of three full months.

In the northern hemisphere the dates of the meteorological Winter extend from December 1 to February 28 (29 in case of a leap year) : month of December, January and March.

For the year 2021 the meteorological winter will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and will end on Monday, February 28, 2022.

Dates of the meteorological Winter 2021 to 2026
Year Dates of the meteorological Winter
2021 From December 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021
2022 From December 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022
2023 From December 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023
2024 From December 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024
2025 From December 1, 2025 to February 28, 2025
2026 From December 1, 2026 to February 28, 2026

Page updated October 7, 2021