Seasons in Malmo

Malmo is the south most located of large cities in Sweden. It lies on the coasts of Oresund strait and has moderate maritime climate. Due to influence of the Gulf Stream the city has mild weather conditions with frequent overcast, precipitation and strong winds. Summer daytime averages are in pleasant range between 20 °C (68 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F) while at winter it lies between 5 °C (41 °F) and 2 °C (36 °F).

Seasonal transition is gradual and mild yet weather can make surprises with rapid drizzle at sunny day. Such unexpected shifts occur mostly at spring at autumn.


Seasons

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Spring in Malmo

Amount of sunny days as well as sunlight hours increases through the season. Temperature does too. Daytime average grows from 5 °C (41 °F) at March to 16 °C (61 °F) at May. Nighttime air slowly warms up from -1 °C (30 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F). Yet in general spring is cool and actual warmth comes to the city only at late May.

April is driest month of a year with least winds. In such conditions awakening of the nature in the city and around it looks fabulous. But travelers should be prepared for warm and cooler weather to spectate such beauty with comfort.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (31 °F)
Water t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 27 mm (1.1")
April
Max average t°: +10 °C (49°F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Water t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1.3")
May
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Water t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 32 mm (1.2")

Spring Holidays

Variable dates of March, April and May – Easter celebrations.
April 29-April 30 – Walpurgis Night
April 30 – Birthday of the King of Sweden.

Summer in Malmo

Summer months provide most comfortable weather condition. Seasonal average daytime temperature is 20 °C (68 °F)-22 °C (72 °F) and at night air cools down to 11 °C (52 °F)-13 °C (55 °F).Highest ever observed temperature was 25 °C (77 °F). In all ways summer is the best time to visit Malmo. It is time of best weather and all significant local festivities.

Amount of daylight hours reaches mark of 17 and up to half of days per each month are sunny. During rest of time there are overcast and soft rains. July is considered as the most humid month of a year. Hence along with light clothing it would be better to pack some sweaters for gloomy days. In addition in Baltics night are cool even at summer.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Water t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
July
Max average t°: +20 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (56 °F)
Water t°: +17.5 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")
August
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Water t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 57 mm (2.2")

Summer Holidays

June 6 – National Day (Sveriges nationaldag).
June 23 – Midsummer Day (Midsommar).
August – Crayfish party.
Third week of August – Malmöfestivalen.

Autumn in Malmo

At fall air gradually cools from comfortable 17 °C (63 °F) at September to rather chilly 7 °C (45 °F) at November. This also applies to nighttime temperature range. September average of 10 °C (50 °F) drops to 3 °C (37 °F) by last autumn month. Up to 12 days per each month are sunny while rests of them are foggy, gloomy and rainy.

In addition it is windy at autumn. Average speed of western winds is about 15 m/s (13 mph). Probability of cool days with significant precipitation is high however there will some bright days too. Travelers should mind necessity of waterproof shoes for autumn voyage to Malmo.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +16.5 °C (62 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
October
Max average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 54 mm (2.1")
November
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Water t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")

Autumn Holidays

October 4 – Day of cinnamon buns (Kanelbullens dag).
November 6 – Gustav Adolf's Day.
November 11 – St. Martin’s Day.

Winter in Malmo

Winter in the city is exceptionally mild with daytime average of 2-3 °C (35-37 °F) and -2 °C (28 °F) at night. But for the record there was couple of abnormal weather cycles when temperature fell to -22 °C (-8 °F). They caused catastrophic snow cover which remained for several weeks. Prudent travelers should mind such probability.

In general winter in Malmo is cloudy and rainy. There are only 5 sunny days per each month of season. Yet even in such conditions voyage to Malmo may be exciting experience especially with respective preparations.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Water t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
January
Max average t°: +2.5 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Water t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 48 mm (1.9")
February
Max average t°: +2.5 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°: -2.5 °C (29 °F)
Water t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 31 mm (1.2")

Winter Holidays

December 13- St. Lucius Day.
December 25 – Christmas.
January 1 – New Year.
January 13 – St. Knut’s Day.