The best times to visit Arendal for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Arendal Travel Info

Weather in Arendal


Average temperatures in Arendal vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Arendal, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 67.2°F (19.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.1°F (15.1°C) at night.

Arendal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Arendal Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Arendal Perceived Temperature (F)


Arendal Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Arendal Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 37.1 33.8 30
Feb 36.6 33.1 29.7
Mar 42.2 37.9 33.9
Apr 48.1 43.7 39.3
May 55.1 51 46.4
Jun 62.3 58.1 53.4
Jul 66.2 62.1 57.9
Aug 65.4 61.4 56.9
Sep 60.6 56.5 52.1
Oct 52.5 48.7 44.7
Nov 45.5 42.1 38.2
Dec 39.5 36 32

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.8 1 -1.1
Feb 2.6 0.6 -1.3
Mar 5.7 3.3 1.1
Apr 8.9 6.5 4.1
May 12.8 10.6 8
Jun 16.8 14.5 11.9
Jul 19 16.7 14.4
Aug 18.6 16.3 13.8
Sep 15.9 13.6 11.2
Oct 11.4 9.3 7.1
Nov 7.5 5.6 3.4
Dec 4.2 2.2 0



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Arendal are April, March, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Arendal? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Arendal.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Arendal (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 3.5
Feb 24% 0 2.5
Mar 16% 0 2
Apr 11% 0 1.1
May 19% 0 2.2
Jun 21% 0 2.8
Jul 21% 0 3
Aug 27% 0 4
Sep 22% 0 3.6
Oct 26% 0 3.7
Nov 32% 0 4.5
Dec 32% 0 3.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 8.9
Feb 24 0 6.4
Mar 16 0 5.1
Apr 11 0 2.8
May 19 0 5.6
Jun 21 0 7.1
Jul 21 0 7.6
Aug 27 0 10.2
Sep 22 0 9.1
Oct 26 0 9.4
Nov 32 0 11.4
Dec 32 0 8.6


Humidity and Wind

Arendal has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (67.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (79.8%).

Wind in Arendal is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 15.7 knots (18.1 MPH or 29.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 25.6 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Arendal.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 15.7 Significant breeze 23.6 Very strong breeze
Feb 13.8 Significant breeze 20.8 Strong breeze
Mar 13.5 Significant breeze 21.3 Very strong breeze
Apr 11.8 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
May 12.3 Significant breeze 20.2 Very strong breeze
Jun 11.5 Significant breeze 19.2 Strong breeze
Jul 11.6 Significant breeze 19.4 Very strong breeze
Aug 11.8 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
Sep 12.7 Significant breeze 20.3 Very strong breeze
Oct 14.4 Significant breeze 21.9 Strong breeze
Nov 15.3 Significant breeze 23.2 Very strong breeze
Dec 14.9 Significant breeze 23.3 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.6%
Feb 79.8%
Mar 73.5%
Apr 70.1%
May 69.9%
Jun 67.3%
Jul 73%
Aug 73.1%
Sep 72.7%
Oct 74.1%
Nov 77.3%
Dec 79.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Arendal?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Norway; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Arendal, Norway is March, followed by June and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Arendal in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 1.1 in October means 1.1% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall Arendal Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 40.1°F (4.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Arendal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.8°F (17.1°C) and 41.6°F (5.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Arendal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.4°F (4.7°C) and 35.9°F (2.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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