Sweden weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Sweden

The best time to visit in Sweden is from May until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Sweden is 21°C in July and the lowest is -1°C in January. The weather and climate of Sweden is suitable for a winter sports.

Sweden has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Sweden or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather North Sweden by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -10 -9 -6 -1 5 12 17 15 10 1 -4 -7
Precipitation (mm) 20 17 16 17 26 32 37 31 37 26 20 23

Average weather Southeast Sweden by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 0 3 9 15 18 21 20 16 10 5 1
Water temp. (°C) 5 3 3 5 11 18 22 22 19 13 9 8
Precipitation (mm) 21 19 21 16 21 30 34 29 20 29 26 23

Average weather South Sweden by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 2 2 5 10 15 18 21 20 17 12 8 4
Water temp. (°C) -2 6 7 21 26 26 24 20 18 13 10 6
Precipitation (mm) 21 18 20 13 21 24 30 31 18 26 23 29
Climate data from city: Malmö

Average weather Central Sweden by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -5 -5 -1 4 12 15 19 17 13 6 0 -4
Precipitation (mm) 19 16 22 17 26 29 35 36 23 26 20 28

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14 day weather forecast Sweden

The weather for in Sweden will be 9° till 6° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Sweden is based on the weather conditions in the city of Stockholm.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0.8 mm 45% 3 m/s 1
Monday 25 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Tuesday 26 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
10° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
10° 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 2
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
10°
10° 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 1
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
10° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
10° 0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
10° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
10° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
10° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 0
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 0
Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 0
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0

Climate Sweden

Click on a region of Sweden to view the climate:

Climate table of North Sweden (Jukkasjärvi)

North Sweden has the continental climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Sweden is 2° degrees and there is about 301 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 149 days a year with an average humidity of 85% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -10 -9 -6 -1 5 12 17 15 10 1 -4 -7
Night temp. (°C) -16 -16 -13 -8 -2 6 9 7 3 -3 -8 -13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 20 17 16 17 26 32 37 31 37 26 20 23
Days with rain 5 4 6 8 11 13 15 13 13 9 5 6
Days with snow 19 18 17 16 10 2 - - 3 12 16 21
Dry days 7 6 8 6 10 15 16 18 14 10 9 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 1 4 5 6 6 0 6 9 7 5 2 0
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3
UV-index 1 1 2 1 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 1
Climate data from city: Jukkasjärvi

Climate table of Southeast Sweden (Stockholm)

Southeast Sweden has the continental climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southeast Sweden is 10° degrees and there is about 289 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 162 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -1 0 3 9 15 18 21 20 16 10 5 1
Night temp. (°C) -4 -4 -2 3 7 10 14 13 10 6 2 -2
Water temp. (°C) 5 3 3 5 11 18 22 22 19 13 9 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 21 19 21 16 21 30 34 29 20 29 26 23
Days with rain 6 4 10 10 12 14 16 14 11 12 12 8
Days with snow 13 13 10 3 - - - - - 1 4 10
Dry days 12 11 11 17 19 16 15 17 19 18 14 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 5 8 10 13 11 10 8 4 4 2
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 2 2
Climate data from city: Stockholm

Climate table of South Sweden (Malmö)

South Sweden has the continental climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Sweden is 11° degrees and there is about 275 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 159 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 2 2 5 10 15 18 21 20 17 12 8 4
Night temp. (°C) 0 -1 1 5 9 12 15 15 13 9 5 2
Water temp. (°C) -2 6 7 21 26 26 24 20 18 13 10 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 21 18 20 13 21 24 30 31 18 26 23 29
Days with rain 9 9 11 12 12 12 15 15 10 14 12 14
Days with snow 10 8 4 1 - - - - - - 2 7
Dry days 12 11 16 17 19 18 16 16 20 17 16 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 5 9 9 9 10 10 8 4 3 3
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Malmö

Climate table of Central Sweden (Östersund)

Central Sweden has the continental climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Central Sweden is 6° degrees and there is about 298 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 160 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -5 -5 -1 4 12 15 19 17 13 6 0 -4
Night temp. (°C) -10 -10 -8 -2 4 7 10 8 6 1 -3 -8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 19 16 22 17 26 29 35 36 23 26 20 28
Days with rain 5 4 7 11 13 14 14 14 13 10 6 7
Days with snow 16 15 16 10 3 - - - 1 6 11 16
Dry days 10 9 8 9 15 16 17 17 16 15 13 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 4 5 7 11 12 13 9 8 5 4 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1
Climate data from city: Östersund

Sweden weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Sweden? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Sweden?

Sweden lies in a straight line about 17,361 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Stockholm).

How long is the flight to Sweden?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Sweden is approximately 21 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Sweden?

These are the largest airports in Sweden:

How many inhabitants are there in Sweden?

Sweden has approximately 10,151,588 inhabitants.

How big is Sweden?

The area of Sweden is around 449,964 km². It is 2x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Sweden?

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm.

What is the currency of Sweden?

In Sweden the Swedish krona/kronor (SEK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 October 2021

  • 1 Swedish krona/kronor = 5.95 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.17 Swedish krona/kronor
  • 10 Swedish krona/kronor = 59.49 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 1.68 Swedish krona/kronor
  • 100 Swedish krona/kronor = 594.93 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 16.81 Swedish krona/kronor

What is the area code of Sweden?

The area code to call Sweden is +46.