The best times to visit Balestrand for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 2nd

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



Other Balestrand Travel Info

Weather in Balestrand


Average temperatures in Balestrand 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 18th 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 Balestrand, 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 68.5°F (20.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.1°F (13.9°C) at night.

Balestrand Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Balestrand 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.

Balestrand Perceived Temperature (F)


Balestrand Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Balestrand 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 36.1 33.4 30.5
Feb 36.9 33.7 30.6
Mar 42.2 38 34.3
Apr 49.2 43.4 38.6
May 57.3 50.6 44.9
Jun 63.6 57 50.9
Jul 66.9 60.9 55.8
Aug 64.2 58.8 54.4
Sep 57.5 53 49.1
Oct 49 45.5 42.3
Nov 42.5 39.7 36.8
Dec 37.4 34.6 31.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.3 0.8 -0.8
Feb 2.7 0.9 -0.8
Mar 5.7 3.3 1.3
Apr 9.6 6.3 3.7
May 14.1 10.3 7.2
Jun 17.6 13.9 10.5
Jul 19.4 16.1 13.2
Aug 17.9 14.9 12.4
Sep 14.2 11.7 9.5
Oct 9.4 7.5 5.7
Nov 5.8 4.3 2.7
Dec 3 1.4 -0.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Balestrand are June, May, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Balestrand? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Balestrand is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Balestrand.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 39% 4.6 4.8
Feb 33% 1.4 3.7
Mar 28% 3.6 3.8
Apr 23% 0.8 2.4
May 21% 0 2.1
Jun 19% 0 1.9
Jul 24% 0 3
Aug 31% 0 3.4
Sep 35% 0.4 4.3
Oct 31% 0.4 4.8
Nov 36% 0.6 5.4
Dec 43% 2.8 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 39 11.7 12.2
Feb 33 3.6 9.4
Mar 28 9.1 9.7
Apr 23 2 6.1
May 21 0 5.3
Jun 19 0 4.8
Jul 24 0 7.6
Aug 31 0 8.6
Sep 35 1 10.9
Oct 31 1 12.2
Nov 36 1.5 13.7
Dec 43 7.1 15.5


Humidity and Wind

Balestrand has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (54.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (70.5%).

Wind in Balestrand is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 14.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.8 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Apr 6.2 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jun 7 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.5%
Feb 66.2%
Mar 61.2%
Apr 56.9%
May 54.4%
Jun 56%
Jul 64.7%
Aug 67.9%
Sep 70.5%
Oct 68%
Nov 68.6%
Dec 70.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Balestrand?

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 Balestrand, Norway is May, followed by July and January. 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 Balestrand in February. 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 65.1 in February means 65.1% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Balestrand Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.2°F (16.8°C) and 40.4°F (4.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Balestrand, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 39.1°F (3.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 11 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Balestrand to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.4°F (4.7°C) and 35.3°F (1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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