The climate in Norway

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 30 measuring stations in Norway.
Weather stations at an altitude above 970m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

Back to overview: Norway

Climate zone: The northern part of Norway is located in the cold polar zone of the Arctic. The southern areas in the temperate climatic zone.

It won't be really warm here and given to the water temperatures of 17 degrees maximum you will leave your bathing togs at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from November to March.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Norway

hours of sunshine per day
Sunshine hours per day in Norway

Climate charts for other regions in Norway

Finnmark Fylke
Møre og Romsdal
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Norway
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Norway
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Norway
Water temperature
Water temperatures in Norway
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Norway

Long-term development of temperatures from 1989 - 2018

In the years 1989 to 2018 there were only 5 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values. 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 Juli 2014 with 17.7 °C. Februar 2010 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -4.8 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 6.1 °C in the years after 1989 and about 6.8 °C in the last years before 2018. It has therefore increased only slightly by about 0.6 °C over the past 30 years. This trend only applies to the selected 5 weather stations in Norway. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Norway