Climate zone: arctic polar zone
It won't be really warm here and given to the water temperatures of 11 degrees maximum you will leave your bathing togs at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from July to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to April.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine on the Faroe Islands
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Long-term development of temperatures from 1983 - 2018
In contrast to single record values, a long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. A simply calculated average value would give a falsified result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would already decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and falsifies the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have actually comparable data over as long a period as possible.
In the years 1983 to 2018 there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Thorshavn). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was 2003 with 12.6 °C. 1984 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 1.7 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 6.4 °C in the years after 1983 and about 7.5 °C in the last years before 2018. So in less than 36 years it has increased by about 1.0 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations on the Faroe Islands. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming
has been provided separately.
More detailed information on global warming with a view by continent can also be found on our topic page on climate change
. Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.