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Climate and weather of Sweden



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Climate

 
Sweden has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures vary more in the north (-8° in January, 17° in July) than in the center and in the south (0° in January, 20° in July). Annual rainfall is higher in the mountains located in the northwest (1 500 mm) than on the west coast (800 mm) and on the east coast (500 mm).

Central and southern Sweden
The center and the south has a temperate continental climate with four seasons.

Winter (November to March)
Temperatures drop progressively from November (4°) to January (0°) and then rise until March (3°). Rainfall is low in the south and snow often falls in the center.

Spring (April to May)
Temperatures are cool (8° in April, 15° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 20° (they sometimes rise to 30°) and rainfall Is moderate.

Autumn (September to October)
Temperatures steadily drop (14° in September, 9° in October) and rainfall is moderate.

Northern Sweden
The north has a subarctic climate with four seasons.

Winter (October to April)
Temperatures drop from October (2°) to January (-8°) and then rise until March (1°). They oscillate between -1 and -10° at night from December to March. Snowfalls are abundant.

Spring (May to June)
Temperatures rise steadily (7° in May, 14° in June) and rainfall is low. The sun stays constantly above the horizon in June.

Summer (July to August)
Temperatures range from 14 to 17° (they are very cool at night). Rainfall is low.

Autumn (September)
Temperatures are cool (10° C) and rainfall is low.

 When to go to Sweden (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Sweden 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

Stokholm (Capital of Sweden)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-1°
-1°
15°
20°
min
-5°
-5°
-3°
11°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
21°
20°
15°
10°
min
13°
12°
-4°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
30
20
30
30
40
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
60
50
50
50
40

Gothenburg

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
10°
16°
20°
min
-3°
-4°
-1°
11°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
20°
20°
16°
11°
min
13°
12°
10°
-2°

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

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

Sweden weather (more cities)


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

Capital: Stokholm
Area: 450 000 kmē
Population: 10 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Swedish
Currency: Swedish krona

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