The best times to visit Valdres for ideal weather are

June 25th 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.

 

 


Other Valdres Travel Info

Weather in Valdres

Temperature

Average temperatures in Valdres 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 21st 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 Valdres, 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 71.1°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.5°F (11.4°C) at night.

Valdres Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Valdres 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.

Valdres Perceived Temperature (F)

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Valdres Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Valdres 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 21.7 16.2 9.8
Feb 27 20.3 13.2
Mar 39.7 30.4 22.1
Apr 48.8 38.7 29.5
May 57.1 47.5 37.8
Jun 65.2 55.7 46.1
Jul 68.9 60.1 51.7
Aug 65.5 56.8 49.2
Sep 58.4 49.4 42
Oct 44.8 38.3 33
Nov 34 29.4 24.8
Dec 24.5 19.2 13.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.7 -8.8 -12.3
Feb -2.8 -6.5 -10.4
Mar 4.3 -0.9 -5.5
Apr 9.3 3.7 -1.4
May 13.9 8.6 3.2
Jun 18.4 13.2 7.8
Jul 20.5 15.6 10.9
Aug 18.6 13.8 9.6
Sep 14.7 9.7 5.6
Oct 7.1 3.5 0.6
Nov 1.1 -1.4 -4
Dec -4.2 -7.1 -10.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Valdres are February, March, and then December. 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 early to mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Valdres? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Valdres is often around around January 15th 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Valdres (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 24% 82.3 2.2
Feb 11% 79.7 1
Mar 12% 64.3 1
Apr 18% 27.4 1.6
May 27% 0 2.9
Jun 35% 0 3.1
Jul 34% 0 3.8
Aug 32% 0 3.7
Sep 18% 0 2.2
Oct 18% 5.5 1.8
Nov 20% 16.6 2.2
Dec 17% 40.3 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 209 5.6
Feb 11 202.4 2.5
Mar 12 163.3 2.5
Apr 18 69.6 4.1
May 27 0 7.4
Jun 35 0 7.9
Jul 34 0 9.7
Aug 32 0 9.4
Sep 18 0 5.6
Oct 18 14 4.6
Nov 20 42.2 5.6
Dec 17 102.4 4.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Valdres has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (50.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (80%).

Wind in Valdres is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by May and April. December’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 7.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Light breeze
Apr 3.6 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
May 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jul 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Aug 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Sep 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Nov 3.2 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.3%
Feb 74.2%
Mar 60.9%
Apr 52.3%
May 50.1%
Jun 50.2%
Jul 59.3%
Aug 65.1%
Sep 66.9%
Oct 74.4%
Nov 80%
Dec 78.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Valdres?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Norway; 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 Valdres, Norway is May, followed by July and January. 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 Valdres in February. 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 65.1 in February means 65.1% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Valdres Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.6°F (17.6°C) and 35°F (1.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 the most precipitation with 10 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Valdres, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 61.9°F (16.6°C) and 30.4°F (-0.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 6 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 Valdres to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35°F (1.7°C) and 18.5°F (-7.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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