Seasons in Stockholm

Climate of Stockholm forms under influence of the Gulf Stream. Hence there are no severe frosts or exhausting heat.

In fact weather in the city is mild comparing to other regions located on same longitude. Summer temperature does not exceed 25 °C (77 °F) and at winter air cools only to couple degrees below zero (upper twenties F).


Seasons

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Spring in Stockholm

Sun shines brightly over Stockholm at March. Air warms up to 3 °C (37 °F) and there are few precipitation. However nights are still cold with about -3 °C (27 °F). First half of April is similar to March in terms of weather but since the middle of the month daytime temperature reaches 9 °C (48 °F). There is bit more precipitation, about 30 mm (1.1 inch) per month.

May marks beginning of tourist’s season. Daytime average temperature crawls to 16 °C (61 °F) and at night air cools down to 6 °C (43 °F). Precipitation as few as it was during previous months of spring.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 26 mm (1.0")
April
Max average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
May
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")

Spring holidays

Variable dates of March, April and May – Easter celebrations.

March – Scandinavia Boat Show.

April – Stockholm Slaughter and Dark days of Stockholm metal music festivals.

April 30 – Walpurgis Night and Birthday of the King of Sweden.

May – Urban Connection dance festival.

Summer in Stockholm

At June daytime temperature reaches 21 °C (70 °F) and night average is 11 °C (52 °F). Precipitation amount slightly increases but rain won’t bother visitors of the city. July is warmer by couple degrees and in addition this is the rainiest month of all with 72 mm (about 3 inches) of monthly precipitation.

August is drier and colder. Daytime average goes down to 20 °C (68 °F) and at night it is 13 °C (55 °F) outside. Thus jacket r light coat are needed for morning and evening walks. In general summer is the best time to visit the capital of Sweden. In addition to great weather numerous festivals and celebrations are happening at summer.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
July
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 72 mm (2.8")
August
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 66 mm (2.6")

Summer holidays

June – Stockholm Early Music Festival, Smaka på cuisine festival, Stockholm Marathon.

June 6 – National Day (Sveriges nationaldag).

June 23 – Midsummer Day (Midsommar).

July – Stockholm Music & Art festival.

August - Stockholm Culture Festival.

Autumn in Stockholm

In Stockholm autumn starts with little cooling. At September daytime average goes to 15 °C (59 °F) while at night readings of a thermometer are about 9 °C (48 °F). At following October air cools down even more to 10 °C (50 °F) and 5 °C (41 °F) of day and night average respectively. Precipitation is moderate.

November is in fact a threshold of winter. Daytime temperature is still in positive range with average of 5 °C (41 °F) while at night there probability of early frost. Precipitation is still rather moderate and it may take a form of snow.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
October
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")
November
Max average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 53 mm (2.0")

Autumn holidays

October 4 – Day of cinnamon buns (Kanelbullens dag).

November 6 – Gustav Adolf's Day.

November 11 – St. Martin’s Day.

Winter in Stockholm

At December there is no significant precipitation or frost in Stockholm. Daytime average temperature is hovering around 1 °C (34 °F). However mildness of local weather is compromised by strong winds from the Baltic Sea. In addition sun sets at 15:00 p.m. At January temperature falls to negative range completely with -1 °C (30 °F) and -5 °C (23 °F) of day and night averages respectively.

February differ from January only by fewer snow. Temperature ranges are almost same. Short daylight hours and strong winds are not best conditions to wander in northern city but they are compensated by exceptional comfort of the city.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 46 mm (1.8")
January
Max average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Min average t°: -5 °C (23 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2.5 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 39 mm (1.5")
February
Max average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Min average t°: -5 °C (23 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 27 mm (1.0")

Winter holidays

December 10 – Nobel’s Prize Ceremony.

December 13- St. Lucius Day.

December 25 – Christmas.

January 1 – New Year.

January 13 – St. Knut’s Day.