The climate in Sweden

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 23 measuring stations in Sweden.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: The northern part of Sweden 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. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Sweden

hours of sunshine per day
Sunshine hours per day in Sweden

Climate charts for other regions in Sweden

Västra Götaland
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Sweden
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Sweden
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Sweden
Water temperature
Water temperatures in Sweden
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Sweden

Long-term development of temperatures from 1986 - 2018

In the years 1986 to 2018 there were only 3 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Karlstad, Joenkoeping, Visby). 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 2018 with 20.3 °C. Januar 1987 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -10.2 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 6.3 °C in the years after 1986 and about 7.6 °C in the last years before 2018. So in less than 33 years it has increased by about 1.3 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 3 weather stations in Sweden. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Sweden