Best Time to Visit Sweden

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Sweden. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Stockholm, Gothenburg und Östersund. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Sweden for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -12 °C to 22 °C
Waves Symbol 2 °C to 17 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.023.31 in (6 – 13 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 2.6 °C (Östersund) and 7.1 °C (Gothenburg)
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Best Time to Visit Sweden: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 1 °C
Water max. 3 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 1 °C
Water max. 2 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 5 °C
Water max. 3 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 9 °C
Water max. 4 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 8 °C
JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 12 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 8 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 3 °C
Water max. 5 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Sweden) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
StockholmMay, June, July, August, and September
GothenburgJune, July, August, and September
ÖstersundJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Sweden

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Stockholm

Climate Chart Stockholm
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Gothenburg

Climate Chart Gothenburg
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Östersund

Climate Chart Östersund
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Sweden

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Sweden, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Stockholm (Sweden)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-1°-1°15°19°22°20°15°
Night Temperature-5°-6°-4°10°14°13°-2°
Water Temperature11°16°17°14°
Precipitation (inch)1.541.061.021.181.181.772.832.62.171.972.091.81
Rainy days10677681081091110
Hours of Sunshine1257910985321
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Stockholm is 6.6 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (17.2 °C)
Coldest month: February (-3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Stockholm is 17 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
August

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 21.22 inch on 102 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, October, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 10.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Gothenburg (Sweden)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature16°19°20°20°16°11°
Night Temperature-4°-5°-2°10°12°12°-3°
Water Temperature13°16°17°15°12°
Precipitation (inch)2.441.611.971.652.012.42.683.033.193.313.312.95
Rainy days1179899101111121311
Hours of Sunshine134689875321
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Gothenburg is 7.1 °C.

Warmest month: July (16.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (-1.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Gothenburg is 17 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
August

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 30.55 inch on 121 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 8.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Östersund (Sweden)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-6°-4°13°18°19°18°12°-1°-4°
Night Temperature-12°-11°-8°-2°10°-5°-9°
Precipitation (inch)1.381.061.061.221.52.483.192.62.281.851.651.69
Hours of Sunshine124687874311
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Östersund is 2.6 °C.

Warmest month: July (13.9 °C)
Coldest month: January (-9 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 21.97 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except June, July, and August

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Stockholm (Station Östermalm)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 4 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 9 mph SO
Air Pressure: 1005 hPa       Humidity: 93 %
Last updated: 4th Dec 2020, 08:22 am
The next days …
4th Dec 20205th Dec 20206th Dec 20207th Dec 20208th Dec 20209th Dec 2020
rain and snow2 °C to 6 °Cmoderate rain6 °C to 7 °Covercast clouds7 °C to 8 °Covercast clouds4 °C to 7 °Clight rain2 °C to 5 °Clight rain1 °C to 3 °C
2 °C to 6 °C6 °C to 7 °C7 °C to 8 °C4 °C to 7 °C2 °C to 5 °C1 °C to 3 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 99 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 97 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 50 %
0.28 in of rain0.14 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain0.02 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Important Regions and Cities

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Sweden: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Sweden holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Andreas, 41 years old was there in June

    Fantastic, only one day at Lake Vänern was overcast, therefore note 2, otherwise wonderful weather in the Stockholm archipelago and in Gothenburg!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Dennis, 16 years old was there in July

    The weather was very good and fortunately very low precipitation. I was there with my family for about 9 days. We had only two days near the (small) town Torsby when it rained and otherwise only best weather with a lot of sunshine.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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