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Usual weather in Sweden

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Sweden? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Sweden

The climate of Sweden is temperate in south, you can expect cold and quite cloudy winters, and cool and partly cloudy summers. In the north the climate is subarctic. But generally speaking Sweden has on average the warmest summer of all the Nordic countries.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Abisko, Alingsås, Arboga, Arvika, Avesta, Bergslagen, Blekinge, Blekinge archipelago, Boden, Bohuslän, Bolmsö, Borensberg, Borlänge, Borås, Burträsk, Båstad, Dalarna, Dalsland, Diving in Sweden, Ekerö, Eksjö, Enköping, Eskilstuna, Eslöv, Fagersta, Falkenberg, Falköping, Falun, Filipstad, Flen, Fårö, Gagnef, Gnesta, Gothenburg, Gothenburg Archipelago, Gotland, Gotska Sandön, Grums, Gränna, Gällivare, Gävle, Gävleborg County, Götaland, Hagfors, Halland, Hallsberg, Hallstahammar, Halmstad, Haparanda, Heby, Helsingborg, Hemavan, Hofors, Holaveden, Hudiksvall, Hultsfred, Hällefors and Grythyttan, Härjedalen, Härnösand, Håbo, Höganäs, Höör, Jokkmokk, Jukkasjärvi, Jämtland County, Järvsö, Jönköping, Kalmar, Karesuando, Karlsborg, Karlshamn, Karlskoga and Degerfors, Karlskrona, Karlstad, Karlsöarna, Katrineholm, Kebnekaise and Nikkaluokta, Kil, Kiruna, Kiruna Municipality, Knivsta, Kramfors, Kristianstad, Kristinehamn, Kullaberg, Kumla, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Kvikkjokk, Kävlinge, Köping, Landskrona, Laponia, Leksand, Lidingö, Lidköping, Linköping, Ljusdal, Ludvika, Luleå, Lund, Lycksele, Lysekil, Malmö, Malung, Mariestad, Mark, Marstrand, Mjölby, Mora, Motala, Märsta, Mölle, Nora, Norberg, Norrbotten County, Norrköping, Norrland, Norrtälje, Northern suburbs of Stockholm, Nybro, Nyköping, Närke, Ockelbo, Orrefors, Orsa, Orust, Oskarshamn, Oxelösund, Pajala, Piteå, Riksgränsen, Ronneby, Rättvik, Sala, Sandviken, Scania, Sigtuna, Siljansbygden, Simrishamn, Skara, Skellefteå, Skövde, Småland, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Stockholm archipelago, Storlien, Storuman, Strängnäs and Mariefred, Strömstad, Sundsvall, Svealand, Sveg, Sälen, Söderhamn, Söderköping, Södermanland County, Södertälje, Södertörn, Söderåsen National Park, Sölvesborg, Taberg, Tanum, Tidaholm, Tierp, Trelleborg, Trollhättan, Trosa, Tällberg, Uddevalla, Umeå, Uppsala, Uppsala County, Uppsala countryside, Vadstena, Vaggeryd, Vansbro, Varberg, Vellinge, Vemdalen, Ven, Vimmerby, Visby, Visingsö, Vänersborg, Värmland, Värnamo, Västerbotten County, Västergötland, Västernorrland County, Västervik, Västerås, Västmanland, Växjö, Ystad, Älmhult, Älvdalen, Älvkarleby, Älvsbyn, Ängelholm, Åre, Årjäng, Åstorp, Öland, Örebro, Örnsköldsvik, Östergötland, Österlen, Östersund, Östhammar.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is -0.8 ℃ (30.56 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -4.9 ℃ (23.18 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 18.4. The least rainy month here is May, the average number of rainy days is 11.

When travelling to some places in Sweden, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Kebnekaise (2111 m) and the lowest point is reclaimed bay of Lake Hammarsjon near Kristianstad (-2 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Sweden. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in January is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in January is -0.8 ℃ (30.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -4.9 ℃ (23.18 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉). At the end of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -0.8 ℃ (30.56 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 18.4. The average rainfall is 38.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 6:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 6:53 and at the end of the month 7:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in February is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in February is -0.8 ℃ (30.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -4.8 ℃ (23.36 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -0.8 ℃ (30.56 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 1.25 ℃ (34.25 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 14.9. The average rainfall is 26.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 7:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:11 and at the end of the month 10:30.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in March is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in March is 3.3 ℃ (37.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -2.8 ℃ (26.96 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 1.25 ℃ (34.25 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.25 ℃ (43.25 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 13.3. The average rainfall is 25.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:30 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:50 and at the end of the month 13:10.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in April is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in April is 9.2 ℃ (48.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.25 ℃ (43.25 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12.75 ℃ (54.95 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 11.2. The average rainfall is 29.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:10 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:29 and at the end of the month 15:47.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in May is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in May is 16.3 ℃ (61.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.1 ℃ (42.98 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12.75 ℃ (54.95 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.55 ℃ (65.39 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 11. The average rainfall is 29.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:47 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:59 and at the end of the month 17:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in June is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in June is 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 11.3 ℃ (52.34 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.55 ℃ (65.39 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 12. The average rainfall is 46.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 17:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 18:33 and at the end of the month 18:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in July is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in July is 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.25 ℃ (70.25 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 14.7. The average rainfall is 70.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 18:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 17:55 and at the end of the month 16:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in August is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in August is 19.9 ℃ (67.82 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.9 ℃ (55.22 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.25 ℃ (70.25 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.45 ℃ (63.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 14.3. The average rainfall is 65.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:44 and at the end of the month 14:27.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in September is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in September is 15 ℃ (59 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9.1 ℃ (48.38 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.45 ℃ (63.41 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12.5 ℃ (54.5 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 15. The average rainfall is 54.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:27 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:09 and at the end of the month 11:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in October is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in October is 10 ℃ (50 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.1 ℃ (41.18 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12.5 ℃ (54.5 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 7.55 ℃ (45.59 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 13.8. The average rainfall is 49 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:31 and at the end of the month 9:13.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in November is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in November is 5.1 ℃ (41.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 7.55 ℃ (45.59 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.15 ℃ (37.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 16.6. The average rainfall is 54.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:13 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 7:59 and at the end of the month 6:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Sweden in December is this: The average highest temperature in Sweden in December is 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -2.9 ℃ (26.78 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.15 ℃ (37.67 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 18.2. The average rainfall is 46.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 6:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 6:13 and at the end of the month 6:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Sweden in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Stockholmtemperature: - highest temperature: 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉)lowest temperature: -2.9 ℃ (26.78 ℉)rainfall: 46.7mmrainy days: 18.2
Malmotemperature: - highest temperature: 4.3 ℃ (39.74 ℉)lowest temperature: -0.8 ℃ (30.56 ℉)rainfall: 59.4mmrainy days: 16.1
Gothenburgtemperature: - highest temperature: 3.2 ℃ (37.76 ℉)lowest temperature: -1.8 ℃ (28.76 ℉)rainfall: 70.9mmrainy days: 16
Norrkopingtemperature: - highest temperature: 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉)lowest temperature: -4.7 ℃ (23.54 ℉)rainfall: 39.1mmrainy days: 15.1
Sundsvalltemperature: - highest temperature: -1.8 ℃ (28.76 ℉)lowest temperature: -11 ℃ (12.2 ℉)rainfall: 45.8mmrainy days: 15.7
Kirunatemperature: - highest temperature: -7.6 ℃ (18.32 ℉)lowest temperature: -16.4 ℃ (2.48 ℉)rainfall: 34.4mmrainy days: 16.8




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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