The best times to visit Sweden for ideal weather are
June 18th to September 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sweden Travel Guide
Weather in Sweden
Average temperatures in Sweden vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Sweden, 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 70.3°F (21.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.2°F (11.8°C) at night.
Sweden Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sweden 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.
Sweden Perceived Temperature (F)
Sweden Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sweden 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 Sweden 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 early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.
When can you find snow in Sweden? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to early October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sweden is often around around October 1st 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sweden.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sweden (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
Sweden has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (63.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.2%).
Wind in Sweden is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sweden.
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||7.2||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.9||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.9||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|May||6.7||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.4||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.1||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.6||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sweden?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 21, 2018.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Sweden is May, followed by September 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 Sweden in March. 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 Sweden Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.8°F (16.6°C) and 33.9°F (1.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sweden, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 60.7°F (15.9°C) and 33.3°F (0.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 4 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Sweden to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.9°F (1.1°C) and 26.4°F (-3.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.
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