The best times to visit Umea 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 Umea Travel Info

Weather in Umea

Temperature

Average temperatures in Umea 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 26th 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 Umea, 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 69.2°F (20.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.4°F (14.1°C) at night.

Umea Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Umea 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.

Umea Perceived Temperature (F)

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Umea Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Umea 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 28 23.7 18.8
Feb 26.2 21.2 15.4
Mar 33.8 28 21.8
Apr 41.9 35.7 30.3
May 50.9 44.3 38.9
Jun 60.2 53.3 47.7
Jul 67.3 61 55.5
Aug 65.6 59.8 54.7
Sep 57.5 52.4 47.7
Oct 46.3 42.4 38.3
Nov 39.1 35.6 31.9
Dec 32.9 29.2 25.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.2 -4.6 -7.3
Feb -3.2 -6 -9.2
Mar 1 -2.2 -5.7
Apr 5.5 2.1 -0.9
May 10.5 6.8 3.8
Jun 15.7 11.8 8.7
Jul 19.6 16.1 13.1
Aug 18.7 15.4 12.6
Sep 14.2 11.3 8.7
Oct 7.9 5.8 3.5
Nov 3.9 2 -0.1
Dec 0.5 -1.6 -3.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Umea are April, June, 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 early June. For example, on the week of June 4th 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 Umea? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Umea (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 21% 0 1.8
Feb 15% 0 1.4
Mar 13% 0 1.3
Apr 11% 0 1
May 15% 0 1.7
Jun 12% 0 1.3
Jul 17% 0 2
Aug 18% 0 2
Sep 16% 0 2
Oct 20% 0 2.4
Nov 21% 0 1.9
Dec 30% 0 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 0 4.6
Feb 15 0 3.6
Mar 13 0 3.3
Apr 11 0 2.5
May 15 0 4.3
Jun 12 0 3.3
Jul 17 0 5.1
Aug 18 0 5.1
Sep 16 0 5.1
Oct 20 0 6.1
Nov 21 0 4.8
Dec 30 0 7.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Umea has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (69.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (86.1%).

Wind in Umea is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 20.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 10.2 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Feb 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Apr 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
May 9.5 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Jun 9 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Jul 8.5 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Aug 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Sep 9.3 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Oct 10.8 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Nov 11.3 Significant breeze 17.8 Significant breeze
Dec 10.9 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.7%
Feb 84.1%
Mar 77.5%
Apr 74.6%
May 72.5%
Jun 69.9%
Jul 78.1%
Aug 78.7%
Sep 78.9%
Oct 79.9%
Nov 85.4%
Dec 86.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Umea?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 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 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Umea, 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 Umea 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

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

 

 

Overall Umea Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 56°F (13.3°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Umea, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 61°F (16.1°C) and 35.8°F (2.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Umea to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.8°F (1.6°C) and 24.8°F (-4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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