Climate comparison



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Climate zoneArctic polar zone to Temperate zoneSubpolar zone to Temperate zone
Latitudes71° 2' N to 58° 2' N67° 51' N to 55° 20' N
Distance to equator6,500 - 7,900 km6,200 - 7,600 km
Annual valuesNorwaySweden
Ø Daytime maximum temperature9 °C9.9 °C
Ø Daily low temperature2.1 °C2.1 °C
Ø Water temperature8.8 °C8.4 °C
Ø Humidity78 %80 %
Precipitation971 mm650 mm
Rain days138.0 days110.4 days
Hours of sunshine1,533 hrs.1,825 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Norway are reached in July with an average of 19.4 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, with an average of just -0.4 °C. In Sweden, July is the warmest month, with 21.8 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of -1.0 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Norway, temperatures drop as low as -5.9 °C in January. The warmest nights are in July at 11.1 °C. In Sweden, it is coolest at night in February at -6.9 °C and warmest in July at 12.2 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 5.0 to 8.4 °C in Norway and 5.0 to 10.1 °C in Sweden.

Water temperatures


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. December brings the most rainy days (13.8) in Norway. With an average of only 8.9 days, April is the friendliest. In Sweden, it rains most often in December with 11.8 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in Norway occurs in October, when about 3.4 liters per square meter fall per day. In Sweden, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 1.0 liters per day in March to 2.7 in August. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 13.0 rainy days in Norway in October, each of them accounts for about 7.8 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 1,825 hours of sunshine per year, Sweden is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.2 per day) are in June. Norway falls into second place with only 1,533 hours. There the sun is visible in December for only 0.7 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In December, the day in Norway is only 4.4 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 21.4 hours. In Sweden, it is 5.6 hours in December and 19.5 in June.
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