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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Norway. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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Norway weather today

Check out the Norway weather today and compare with average temperatures and hours of sunshine for October. Explore the 5-day forecast and weather by month (climate guide).

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The weather guide for Norway (Oslo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is the best time to go to Norway?

The best time to go to Norway (Oslo) is July based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • -2°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Norway (Oslo)-2
  • -1°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Norway (Oslo)-1
  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Norway (Oslo)4
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Norway (Oslo)8
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Norway (Oslo)15
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Norway (Oslo)20
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Norway (Oslo)21
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Norway (Oslo)20
  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Norway (Oslo)14
  • 9°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Norway (Oslo)9
  • 3°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Norway (Oslo)3
  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Norway (Oslo)0

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Norway weather overview

Norway has permanent glaciers and snow fields in the interior and, although in the far north summer brings the midnight sun, winter days inflict permanent twilight. Further south, inland winters are still cold and snowy, if not as extreme.

Spectacular scenery of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway © Dell - Adobe Stock Image
Spectacular scenery of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway © Dell - Adobe Stock Image

Those who prefer more comfortable weather should stay on the west coast, which is warmed by the Gulf Stream and remains fairly mild in winter. The west coast is, however, very wet and prone to gales.

What to pack for Norway weather

Take very warm clothing if travelling north in the winter. In the summer months (June to September) much lighter clothing is fine in the southern lowlands but you should supplement this with warmer wraps for visiting the coast. Always have a raincoat at hand.

More about Norway

Which is the hottest month in Norway?

The hottest time of year in Oslo, Norway is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 21°C.

Which month has the most rain in Norway?

In terms of rainfall, September is usually the wettest month in Oslo, Norway with 94mm on average. There are normally 16 days in September with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Norway?

The sunniest time of year in Oslo, Norway is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 45% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Norway?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Oslo, Norway in August when the water temperature reaches 18°C.

Compare Norway weather with the USA

Below the Norway weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Norway (Oslo) and the USA (Washington).

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