Best time to visit Sweden

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When is the best time to visit Sweden?

The best time to visit Sweden (Stockholm) is July based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Sweden (Stockholm)0
  • -1°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Sweden (Stockholm)-1
  • 3°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Sweden (Stockholm)3
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Sweden (Stockholm)8
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Sweden (Stockholm)15
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Sweden (Stockholm)20
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Sweden (Stockholm)22
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Sweden (Stockholm)20
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Sweden (Stockholm)15
  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Sweden (Stockholm)10
  • 5°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Sweden (Stockholm)5
  • 1°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Sweden (Stockholm)1

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The weather guide for Sweden (Stockholm) 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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Sweden weather overview

When planning a trip to Sweden, consider carefully which parts of the country you plan to visit: weather conditions vary considerably from north to south. In the hilly north and northwest, winters are bitterly cold and you'll find snow on the peaks throughout the year. Summer weather is changeable: you'll see more sunshine and less rain if you stay in the sheltered valleys.

Northeast, on lower ground, the summers are even more balmy despite the region's proximity to the Arctic Circle. However, winter brings long periods of snow which can last more than four months. In central and southern Sweden, winters are shorter but just as chilling as those in the north; summers are long and fairly warm, with little rain.

Spring and autumn are the rainiest periods here and, in the winter, the rain turns to heavy snow, so go prepared.

What to pack for Sweden weather

Even in summer, you should supplement light clothing with warmer attire so you can layer up. Take rainwear in spring and autumn, and wrap up very warmly for a winter visit.

Which is the hottest month in Sweden?

The hottest time of year in Stockholm, Sweden is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 22°C.

Which month has the most rain in Sweden?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Stockholm, Sweden with 64mm on average. There are normally 13 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Sweden?

The sunniest time of year in Stockholm, Sweden is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 47% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Sweden?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Stockholm, Sweden in August when the water temperature reaches 17°C.

Sweden travel features

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