The best times to visit Rana for ideal weather are

June 18th 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 Rana Travel Info

Weather in Rana

Temperature

Average temperatures in Rana vary drastically. 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 far less temperate than some — in the 8th 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 Rana, 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 71.8°F (22.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.4°F (9.7°C) at night.

Rana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Rana Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Rana Perceived Temperature (F)

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Rana Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Rana 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan22.416.59.5
Feb3023.515.2
Mar36.228.520.3
Apr42.234.826.9
May52.544.735.1
Jun60.152.142.2
Jul66.457.748.1
Aug65.555.644.7
Sep55.847.840.3
Oct43.336.730.3
Nov34.730.425.2
Dec29.924.417.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-5.3-8.6-12.5
Feb-1.1-4.7-9.3
Mar2.3-1.9-6.5
Apr5.71.6-2.8
May11.47.11.7
Jun15.611.25.7
Jul19.114.38.9
Aug18.613.17.1
Sep13.28.84.6
Oct6.32.6-0.9
Nov1.5-0.9-3.8
Dec-1.2-4.2-7.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rana are June, August, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Rana? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Rana is often around around March 12th 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 Rana.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%21.83.3
Feb35%28.74.9
Mar52%32.87.7
Apr30%274.2
May27%5.62.5
Jun16%1.22.1
Jul29%1.13
Aug22%0.82.2
Sep30%1.13.9
Oct32%7.45.2
Nov43%8.37.2
Dec51%17.78.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2355.48.4
Feb3572.912.4
Mar5283.319.6
Apr3068.610.7
May2714.26.4
Jun1635.3
Jul292.87.6
Aug2225.6
Sep302.89.9
Oct3218.813.2
Nov4321.118.3
Dec514521.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Rana has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (55.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.2%).

Wind in Rana is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by May and April. January’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 9.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 9.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.9Light breeze8Gentle breeze
Feb4.2Light breeze7Gentle breeze
Mar4.4Light breeze8.1Gentle breeze
Apr4.5Light breeze7.9Gentle breeze
May4.5Light breeze7.3Gentle breeze
Jun4.4Light breeze7.2Gentle breeze
Jul3.9Barely noticeable6.8Gentle breeze
Aug3.6Barely noticeable6.6Light breeze
Sep3.7Barely noticeable6.9Gentle breeze
Oct3.8Barely noticeable6.8Light breeze
Nov4Light breeze7.2Gentle breeze
Dec4.1Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan70.5%
Feb75.3%
Mar68.8%
Apr62.3%
May55.7%
Jun55.1%
Jul62.9%
Aug65.8%
Sep75.1%
Oct78.2%
Nov82.2%
Dec80%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Rana?

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 Rana, 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 Rana 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

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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 Rana Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.5°F (16.9°C) and 34.8°F (1.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 16 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 the least precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Rana, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 58.8°F (14.9°C) and 32°F (0°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 13 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 Rana to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.8°F (1.6°C) and 16.9°F (-8.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 7 to 16 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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