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Climate and weather of Norway



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Climate

 
Norway has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures vary more in the center (-3° in January, 21° in June) than on the coast (0° in January, 17° in July). Annual rainfall is higher on the coast (2 000 mm) and in the center (750 mm) than in the north (400 mm).

The coast (western Norway)
The coast has a maritime climate with four seasons.

Winter (November to March)
Temperatures range between 0 and 2° during the daytime (they are below zero at night). The nights are very long.

Spring (April to May)
Temperatures rise (5° in April, 10° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures are stable (15 to 17° during the daytime, 10° at night) and rainfall is high.

Autumn (September to October)
Temperatures progressively drop (13° in September, 7° in October) and rainfall is abundant.

Central Norway
The center has a temperate continental climate with four seasons.

Winter (November to March)
Temperatures are low (-3 to 2°) or very low (-30°) when cold and violent winds blow. Rainfall is low but snowfalls are frequent.

Spring (April to May)
Temperatures rise rapidly (7° in April, 15° in May) and rainfall is low (April to May).

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures range between 18 and 21° (they sometimes reach 30°) and rainfall is high.

Autumn (September to October)
The temperatures steadily drop (13° in September, 7° in October) and rainfall is high.

 When to go to Norway (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Norway is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Oslo (Capital of Norway)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
10°
17°
21°
min
-5°
-6°
-1°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
21°
16°
10°
min
13°
12°
-4°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
60
50
50
50
60
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
80
90
100
100
90
60

Tromso

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-2°
-2°
12°
min
-6°
-6°
-5°
-2°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
15°
14°
-1°
min
-3°
-5°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
90
90
70
60
40
50
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
80
100
130
100
100

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Norway are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Norway weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Norway, a country located in Northern Europe, is bordered by Finland and Russia to the northeast, by Sweden to the east and by the Norwegian Sea to the west.

Capital: Oslo
Area: 320 000 kmē
Population: 5 000 000 inhabitants
Languages: Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian krone

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