The best times to visit Karlstad for ideal weather are

June 4th to August 26th

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



Other Karlstad Travel Info

Weather in Karlstad


Average temperatures in Karlstad vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 Karlstad, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 71.4°F (21.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.3°F (11.3°C) at night.

Karlstad Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Karlstad 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.

Karlstad Perceived Temperature (F)


Karlstad Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Karlstad 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 30.4 24.9 18.4
Feb 30.7 24.2 16.4
Mar 40 31.1 21.8
Apr 52.1 40.8 29.5
May 59.9 49.4 38.1
Jun 66.8 56.3 44.6
Jul 70.4 60.8 51
Aug 67.6 57.8 48.4
Sep 59.8 50.4 41.7
Oct 49.2 41.9 34.7
Nov 40.3 35.8 30.4
Dec 31.3 25.9 19.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -0.9 -3.9 -7.6
Feb -0.7 -4.3 -8.7
Mar 4.4 -0.5 -5.7
Apr 11.2 4.9 -1.4
May 15.5 9.7 3.4
Jun 19.3 13.5 7
Jul 21.3 16 10.6
Aug 19.8 14.3 9.1
Sep 15.4 10.2 5.4
Oct 9.6 5.5 1.5
Nov 4.6 2.1 -0.9
Dec -0.4 -3.4 -7.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Karlstad are April, March, and then February. 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 February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.

When can you find snow in Karlstad? 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 Karlstad.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 0 2.6
Feb 16% 0 1.5
Mar 14% 0 1.2
Apr 12% 0 1.2
May 23% 0 2.3
Jun 27% 0 2.7
Jul 33% 0 3.9
Aug 28% 0 3.4
Sep 28% 0 3.1
Oct 26% 0 3.1
Nov 26% 0 2.8
Dec 26% 0 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 6.6
Feb 16 0 3.8
Mar 14 0 3
Apr 12 0 3
May 23 0 5.8
Jun 27 0 6.9
Jul 33 0 9.9
Aug 28 0 8.6
Sep 28 0 7.9
Oct 26 0 7.9
Nov 26 0 7.1
Dec 26 0 6.9


Humidity and Wind

Karlstad has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (62.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (89.5%).

Wind in Karlstad is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by May and March. November’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.4 MPH or 7.1 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 8.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.7 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 6.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.5%
Feb 82%
Mar 69.5%
Apr 62.8%
May 66.1%
Jun 68.1%
Jul 74.3%
Aug 79.5%
Sep 82.3%
Oct 85.5%
Nov 89.5%
Dec 88.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Karlstad?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Sweden; 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 Karlstad, Sweden 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 Karlstad 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 Karlstad Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.3°F (18.5°C) and 36.2°F (2.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Karlstad, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.9°F (17.2°C) and 35.3°F (1.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 8 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 Karlstad to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.2°F (2.3°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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