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.

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Weather in Stockholm

Temperature

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)

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Stockholm 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.

Stockholm Perceived Temperature (F)

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Stockholm Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 32.4 27.4 20.3
Feb 32.8 27.2 18.9
Mar 40.7 32.8 23.3
Apr 51.9 41.4 29.6
May 60.3 50.1 38.1
Jun 66.6 56.9 44.8
Jul 72.9 63.1 51.8
Aug 70.1 60.3 49.2
Sep 61.1 52.2 42.3
Oct 50.2 43.1 34.5
Nov 42.1 37.5 31.2
Dec 35.3 30.6 23.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.2 -2.6 -6.5
Feb 0.4 -2.7 -7.3
Mar 4.8 0.4 -4.8
Apr 11.1 5.2 -1.3
May 15.7 10.1 3.4
Jun 19.2 13.8 7.1
Jul 22.7 17.3 11
Aug 21.2 15.7 9.6
Sep 16.2 11.2 5.7
Oct 10.1 6.2 1.4
Nov 5.6 3.1 -0.4
Dec 1.8 -0.8 -4.6


 

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Stockholm.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Stockholm (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 19% 0 1.8
Feb 14% 0 1.3
Mar 14% 0 1.2
Apr 11% 0 1
May 15% 0 1.4
Jun 20% 0 2.5
Jul 17% 0 2.2
Aug 21% 0 2.7
Sep 22% 0 2.4
Oct 16% 0 2
Nov 24% 0 2.3
Dec 23% 0 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 4.6
Feb 14 0 3.3
Mar 14 0 3
Apr 11 0 2.5
May 15 0 3.6
Jun 20 0 6.4
Jul 17 0 5.6
Aug 21 0 6.9
Sep 22 0 6.1
Oct 16 0 5.1
Nov 24 0 5.8
Dec 23 0 5.3

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 81.5%
Feb 79.4%
Mar 68.4%
Apr 60.7%
May 62.4%
Jun 64.4%
Jul 67.4%
Aug 73.5%
Sep 77.5%
Oct 79%
Nov 85.7%
Dec 85.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Stockholm?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 52.3 in December means 52.3% of the tourists vs. August.



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.

 

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