How is the climate in Sweden?
Basically, the climate in Sweden is continental, because the temperature differences between summer and winter are small. There are differences between north and south. The oceanic climate in southern Sweden is determined by its proximity to the Atlantic and the warm Gulf Stream. As a result, the temperatures in the south are warmer than in the north of the country. The average temperatures in the warmest month of July are between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius in the south and between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius in the north. In the coldest month of January, an average of -2 to 0 degrees Celsius prevails in the south and -12 to -14 degrees Celsius in the north. Considering the geographic location near the Arctic Circle (between 55th and 69th parallel), the climate in Sweden is pretty mild. On the northern high mountains it is colder due to the polar climate . The lowest values down to -53 degrees Celsius have already been measured here. Since part of Sweden is north of the Arctic Circle, it is light for an above-average length of time in summer and dark for an above-average length of time in winter. Swedes celebrate the summer solstice in late June as a midsummer festival across the country. After Christmas, the midsummer festival is the second largest festival in Sweden.
Climate table Stockholm
|Max. Temperature in ° C||-1||-1||3||8||14||19||22||20||15||9||5||2|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||-5||-5||-4||1||6||11||14||13||9||5||1||-2|
|Hours of sunshine per day||1||2||5||7||9||10||10||8||6||3||1||1|
|Rainy days per month||16||13||10||11||11||13||13||14||14||15||16||17|
When is the best time to visit Stockholm?
According to Sportsqna, the best time to travel to Stockholm is between May and September. The summer months are best for your city trip. The temperatures are in the warm range between 15 and 22 degrees Celsius during the day. Because the summer months are the most popular for a trip to Stockholm, there are many tourists in the Swedish capital during this time . The prices for hotels and flights are skyrocketing. If you want to travel to Stockholm cheaper, the slightly cooler months of March and April as well as October are also suitable. Put on a warm jacket and off you go on a bargain vacation!
Climate table Gothenburg
|Max. Temperature in ° C||1||1||4||9||16||19||21||20||16||11||6||4|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||-3||-4||-2||3||7||12||14||13||10||6||3||0|
|Hours of sunshine per day||2||3||5||7||9||10||9||8||6||3||2||1|
|Rainy days per month||15||12||10||12||10||12||14||14||16||15||16||17|
When is the best time to visit Gothenburg?
The best time to travel to Gothenburg is between May and September. The big city on the west coast of Sweden invites you to linger in summer with mild daytime temperatures between 16 and 21 degrees Celsius. The warmest months are July and August. Here you can even walk along the harbor in the evening in mild temperatures and look at the illuminated city. In winter, Gothenburg is on average warmer than other parts of Sweden. The coldest months of January and February have average values of 1 degree Celsius during the day and -3 degrees Celsius at night. Compared to the temperatures in northern Sweden, winter in Gothenburg is warm!
Climate table Haparanda
|Max. Temperature in ° C||-8||-7.4||-2.5||3.4||10.4||17.2||19.6||17.2||11.5||5.2||-1.3||-5.6|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||-16.7||-15.9||-11.4||-4.6||1.7||8.4||11.1||9.2||4.6||-0.3||-7.4||-13.8|
|Hours of sunshine per day||0.6||2.4||4.4||6.5||8.7||10.5||9.8||6.9||4.4||2.6||1.1||0.2|
|Rainy days per month||10||8||8||7||6||7||9||10||10||11||12||11|
When is the best time to visit Haparanda and the Northern Lights?
The best time to travel to Haparanda in northern Sweden is between June and August. Here there are warm daytime temperatures between 17 and 19 degrees Celsius. At night, temperatures drop to 8 degrees Celsius in summer. The winter months are cold and have long nights. Between October and February the sun is visible for a maximum of 2 hours a day. The rest of the time it’s dark. In the transition months between autumn and winter as well as winter and spring you have the best opportunity to see the northern lights in Haparanda . It is advisable to take a holiday in Sweden for at least 3 weeks, so that you increase the possibility of seeing the northern lights on at least one evening .
Climate table Malmö
|Max. Temperature in ° C||2||2||5||10||16||20||21||21||18||12||7||4|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||-3||-3||-1||2||7||11||13||12||11||7||3||-1|
|Hours of sunshine per day||1.3||2.3||4||5.9||8.7||8.8||8.2||6.9||5.7||2.7||1.2||0.6|
|Rainy days per month||17||13||14||12||12||12||14||13||14||15||17||16|
When is the best time to visit Malmö?
The best time to travel to Malmö is from June to September. The summer months are the warmest of the year with an average of 21 degrees Celsius per day. At night it cools down to 11 to 13 degrees Celsius. July and August are best for a beach holiday in Malmö. In spring and autumn it is still relatively mild in Malmö with average temperatures of 5 to 12 degrees Celsius. In winter it cools down to 2 degrees Celsius during the day in January and February. During the night, the values remain mild at at least -3 degrees Celsius. The reason for this is the proximity to the Atlantic and the Gulf Stream. The Atlantic climate brings Malmö a lot of rain all year round. Whether in summer or winter – you should pack an umbrella on your trip!