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.


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    Weather in Sweden

    Temperature

    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)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Sweden Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Sweden Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Average
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    Sweden Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan28.42316.7
    Feb28.422.515.6
    Mar37.23022
    Apr4738.729.9
    May55.947.438.4
    Jun63.555.145.9
    Jul68.760.551.9
    Aug65.957.949.7
    Sep57.650.242.8
    Oct46.740.934.8
    Nov37.833.227.9
    Dec3125.919.9

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan-2-5-8.5
    Feb-2-5.3-9.1
    Mar2.9-1.1-5.6
    Apr8.33.7-1.2
    May13.38.63.6
    Jun17.512.87.7
    Jul20.415.811.1
    Aug18.814.49.8
    Sep14.210.16
    Oct8.24.91.6
    Nov3.20.7-2.3
    Dec-0.6-3.4-6.7


     

    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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan12%16.51.2
    Feb9%170.8
    Mar8%21.10.7
    Apr7%18.50.7
    May12%7.41.2
    Jun14%6.21.6
    Jul15%02
    Aug15%01.9
    Sep14%2.21.6
    Oct12%21.61.3
    Nov13%10.61.3
    Dec13%16.31.2

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan1241.93
    Feb943.22
    Mar853.61.8
    Apr7471.8
    May1218.83
    Jun1415.74.1
    Jul1505.1
    Aug1504.8
    Sep145.64.1
    Oct1254.93.3
    Nov1326.93.3
    Dec1341.43

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    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
    Jan7.2Gentle breeze11.7Significant breeze
    Feb6.9Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
    Mar7.2Gentle breeze12.2Significant breeze
    Apr6.9Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
    May6.7Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
    Jun6.4Light breeze11Significant breeze
    Jul6.1Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
    Aug5.9Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
    Sep6.6Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
    Oct6.8Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
    Nov6.9Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
    Dec7Gentle breeze11.5Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan82.6%
    Feb79.8%
    Mar70.3%
    Apr63.6%
    May63.1%
    Jun63.1%
    Jul69.6%
    Aug74.2%
    Sep77.2%
    Oct81%
    Nov86.2%
    Dec84.7%

     

    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

    Key
    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 66.3 in March means 66.3% of the tourists vs. May.


    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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