Climate in Västerbotten

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from four measuring weather stations in Västerbotten.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Västerbotten is one of the coldest regions in Sweden with an average daily high temperature of only 7 degrees centigrade. It rarely gets really warm here. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to April.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Västerbotten
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the region of Västerbotten. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Västerbotten
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 12 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Västerbotten
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.8 mm, the least rain falls in April. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Västerbotten

Most important cities in the region »Västerbotten«

The region has a west-east extension of about 230 km and over 220 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Umeå111,50363° 49' 42"N20° 15' 35"E
Skellefteå30,83964° 45' 2"N20° 57' 10"E
Lycksele8,59764° 35' 43"N18° 40' 25"E
Holmsund5,48263° 42' 22"N20° 21' 51"E
Vännäs4,10063° 54' 24"N19° 45' 26"E
Ursviken4,05464° 42' 45"N21° 9' 57"E
Viken3,75364° 43' 33"N20° 54' 56"E
Vilhelmina3,63364° 37' 37"N16° 39' 23"E
Skelleftehamn3,12064° 40' 60"N21° 13' 60"E
Sävar2,67263° 54' 14"N20° 33' 1"E
Nordmaling2,61963° 34' 7"N19° 30' 9"E
Hörnefors2,57363° 37' 23"N19° 54' 31"E
Vindeln2,35664° 12' 6"N19° 43' 10"E
Bureå2,34564° 37' 0"N21° 11' 60"E
Röbäck2,30063° 48' 42"N20° 10' 60"E
Storuman2,25565° 5' 45"N17° 7' 2"E
Storvik2,25165° 9' 0"N20° 43' 60"E
Kåge2,20564° 50' 9"N20° 59' 4"E
Obbola2,17563° 42' 0"N20° 19' 0"E
Insjön2,15064° 24' 0"N17° 28' 60"E
Norsjö2,10264° 54' 43"N19° 28' 54"E
Malå2,08965° 11' 6"N18° 44' 33"E
Robertsfors2,01064° 11' 36"N20° 50' 53"E
Åsele1,92064° 10' 0"N17° 19' 60"E
Södra Bergsbyn1,81864° 42' 51"N21° 5' 21"E
Forsbacka1,74864° 46' 0"N20° 30' 0"E
Byske1,73164° 57' 9"N21° 12' 21"E
Burträsk1,63264° 31' 0"N20° 38' 60"E
Långsele1,62064° 49' 0"N20° 15' 0"E
Söderfors1,59764° 49' 0"N18° 3' 0"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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