The best times to visit Stockholm 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.
Stockholm Travel Guide
Weather in Stockholm
Average temperatures in Stockholm vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Stockholm, 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 74.4°F (23.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.2°F (11.8°C) at night.
Stockholm Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Stockholm Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Stockholm Perceived Temperature (F)
Stockholm Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Stockholm 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stockholm 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Stockholm? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Stockholm.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Stockholm (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Stockholm has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (60.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (85.7%).
Wind in Stockholm is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and May. March’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.7 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 mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Stockholm.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.8||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.1||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||6.1||Light breeze||11.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.2||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.7||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.5||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.1||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Stockholm?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Stockholm, Sweden is August, followed by May and June. 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 Stockholm in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Stockholm Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.8°F (18.2°C) and 36.9°F (2.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Stockholm, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 64.4°F (18°C) and 38.1°F (3.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Stockholm to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 37.1°F (2.8°C) and 29.5°F (-1.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.