The best times to visit Stavanger for ideal weather are

June 18th 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 Stavanger Travel Info

Weather in Stavanger

Temperature

Average temperatures in Stavanger 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 Stavanger, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 68.7°F (20.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.1°F (13.4°C) at night.

Stavanger Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Stavanger 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.

Stavanger Perceived Temperature (F)

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Stavanger Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Stavanger 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 40.1 35.8 30.4
Feb 40.3 35.7 30.4
Mar 45.3 39.9 34
Apr 51.6 45.1 38.3
May 57 50.7 43.9
Jun 61.7 55.8 49.5
Jul 66.3 60.6 54.9
Aug 66.1 60.4 54.2
Sep 61.3 56 50.1
Oct 54 48.9 42.8
Nov 47.3 42.8 36.9
Dec 42 38 32.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.5 2.1 -0.9
Feb 4.6 2.1 -0.9
Mar 7.4 4.4 1.1
Apr 10.9 7.3 3.5
May 13.9 10.4 6.6
Jun 16.5 13.2 9.7
Jul 19.1 15.9 12.7
Aug 18.9 15.8 12.3
Sep 16.3 13.3 10.1
Oct 12.2 9.4 6
Nov 8.5 6 2.7
Dec 5.6 3.3 0.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stavanger are June, April, and then March. 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 January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Stavanger? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Stavanger is often around around December 10th 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 Stavanger.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 38% 18.4 4.6
Feb 36% 10.7 3.6
Mar 27% 4.5 3.1
Apr 24% 0 2.6
May 31% 0 3.9
Jun 21% 0 2.6
Jul 35% 0 4.7
Aug 45% 0 6.1
Sep 40% 0 5.3
Oct 39% 0 5.3
Nov 44% 2.9 6.6
Dec 49% 22.1 6.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 38 46.7 11.7
Feb 36 27.2 9.1
Mar 27 11.4 7.9
Apr 24 0 6.6
May 31 0 9.9
Jun 21 0 6.6
Jul 35 0 11.9
Aug 45 0 15.5
Sep 40 0 13.5
Oct 39 0 13.5
Nov 44 7.4 16.8
Dec 49 56.1 16.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Stavanger has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (65.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.9%).

Wind in Stavanger is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.8 MPH or 19 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 18.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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 10.3 Gentle breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Feb 9.2 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Mar 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.8 Strong breeze
Apr 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
May 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.7 Strong breeze
Jun 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Jul 7.6 Gentle breeze 14 Strong breeze
Aug 8.3 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Sep 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.9 Strong breeze
Oct 8.9 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Nov 8.8 Gentle breeze 16.6 Strong breeze
Dec 9.6 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.4%
Feb 72.4%
Mar 70.1%
Apr 65.9%
May 66.1%
Jun 68.4%
Jul 72.4%
Aug 70.2%
Sep 71.9%
Oct 70.3%
Nov 72.5%
Dec 74.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Stavanger?

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 Stavanger, 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 Stavanger 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 1.1 in October means 1.1% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Stavanger Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62°F (16.7°C) and 43.1°F (6.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 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 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Stavanger, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.4°F (17.4°C) and 43°F (6.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 12 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 too cold this time of year in Stavanger to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.1°F (6.2°C) and 38.9°F (3.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 15 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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