The best times to visit West Coast for ideal weather are
June 18th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
West Coast Travel Guide
Other West Coast Travel Info
Weather in West Coast
Average temperatures in West Coast vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th 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 West Coast, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 71.3°F (21.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.8°F (12.1°C) at night.
West Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
West Coast 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.
West Coast Perceived Temperature (F)
West Coast Perceived Temperature (C)
Average West Coast 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 West Coast 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 late November to early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.
When can you find snow in West Coast? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in West Coast is often around around March 26th 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 West Coast.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in West Coast (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
West Coast has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (62.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (94.3%).
Wind in West Coast is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by January and March. November’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 10.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in West Coast.
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||6.2||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.9||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.1||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||5||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.3||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||6.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.1||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.5||Light breeze||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.3||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to West Coast?
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 West Coast, Sweden is May, followed by August 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 West Coast in November. 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 West Coast Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64°F (17.8°C) and 36.6°F (2.6°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 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 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in West Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 62.1°F (16.7°C) and 36°F (2.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: approximately 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in West Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.6°F (2.6°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.