The best times to visit Kristiansund for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 9th

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



Other Kristiansund Travel Info

Weather in Kristiansund


Average temperatures in Kristiansund vary somewhat. 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 17th 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 Kristiansund, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 61.9°F (16.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.8°F (12.7°C) at night.

Kristiansund Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kristiansund 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.

Kristiansund Perceived Temperature (F)


Kristiansund Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kristiansund 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 40.6 38 34.9
Feb 40.2 37.7 34.6
Mar 42.8 39.7 36.3
Apr 46 42.3 38.8
May 51.2 46.9 43.4
Jun 55 51.4 48.5
Jul 59.5 55.6 52.7
Aug 61.2 57.3 54.2
Sep 57.6 54.3 51.2
Oct 51.8 48.8 45.8
Nov 46.3 43.6 40.5
Dec 42.7 39.8 36.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.8 3.3 1.6
Feb 4.6 3.2 1.4
Mar 6 4.3 2.4
Apr 7.8 5.7 3.8
May 10.7 8.3 6.3
Jun 12.8 10.8 9.2
Jul 15.3 13.1 11.5
Aug 16.2 14.1 12.3
Sep 14.2 12.4 10.7
Oct 11 9.3 7.7
Nov 7.9 6.4 4.7
Dec 5.9 4.3 2.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kristiansund are May, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Kristiansund? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to mid October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kristiansund is often around around October 15th 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 Kristiansund.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 21% 2.7 2.7
Feb 21% 8.2 2.1
Mar 20% 4.4 2.5
Apr 19% 0 1.7
May 15% 0 1.5
Jun 17% 0 1.6
Jul 16% 0 1.9
Aug 25% 0 2.9
Sep 28% 0 3.8
Oct 36% 16.1 4.8
Nov 34% 2 4
Dec 38% 3.2 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 6.9 6.9
Feb 21 20.8 5.3
Mar 20 11.2 6.4
Apr 19 0 4.3
May 15 0 3.8
Jun 17 0 4.1
Jul 16 0 4.8
Aug 25 0 7.4
Sep 28 0 9.7
Oct 36 40.9 12.2
Nov 34 5.1 10.2
Dec 38 8.1 11.7


Humidity and Wind

Kristiansund has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (64.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (80.8%).

Wind in Kristiansund is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by March and November. December’s average wind speed of around 18.5 knots (21.3 MPH or 34.3 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 29.8 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 16.6 Significant breeze 25.7 Very strong breeze
Feb 16.1 Significant breeze 24.7 Very strong breeze
Mar 17.1 Strong breeze 26.6 Very strong breeze
Apr 14.3 Significant breeze 22.9 Very strong breeze
May 12.3 Significant breeze 20.2 Very strong breeze
Jun 12.3 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
Jul 11.6 Significant breeze 19.2 Very strong breeze
Aug 11.4 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
Sep 15.2 Significant breeze 23.5 Very strong breeze
Oct 15.2 Significant breeze 24.3 Very strong breeze
Nov 16.7 Significant breeze 25.7 Very strong breeze
Dec 18.5 Strong breeze 28.4 Moderate gale winds

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.8%
Feb 68.6%
Mar 66.8%
Apr 71.3%
May 71.7%
Jun 76.1%
Jul 80.8%
Aug 76.1%
Sep 72.9%
Oct 67.5%
Nov 66.4%
Dec 66.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kristiansund?

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 Kristiansund, Norway is August, followed by April and May. 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 Kristiansund 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 61.1 in October means 61.1% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Kristiansund Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 54.6°F (12.6°C) and 42°F (5.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kristiansund, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 59°F (15°C) and 42.7°F (5.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 11 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 too cold this time of year in Kristiansund to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.4°F (6.3°C) and 39.6°F (4.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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