20 AugLocal Time: 21:57 CEST UK Time: 20:57 BST
- Sunrise 05:16
- Sunset 20:24
- Moonrise 00:13
- Moonset 17:23
|Temp feels like:||57°F (14°C)|
|Length of Day:||6h 13m|
|Dew Point:||54°F (12°C)|
|Pressure:||29.47 " (998 hpa)|
Average for August: 63°F (17°C)
Weather Overview for Stockholm
Stockholm’s weather is often thought of as cold and dark. While it does indeed endure long cold winters, these can often be truly beautiful and the summer months actually see fantastic weather. The climate is mild temperate maritime which means it experiences all four seasons but the temperature range is small with cold winters and mild summers.
Rain falls frequently throughout the year but Sweden is in fact one of Europe’s driest countries. Only Spain and Russia see less rainfall. This is due to the shelter the country receives from the mountains of western Norway.
Summer is a great time to visit
July and August are, however, the wettest months of the year. While they have the most rain in terms of volume, the number of days it rains on average during the month is less than in winter. Showers are normally brief but heavy.
Perhaps the best thing about summer in
Winter is a very different story and suffers from the very short days. The shortest day of the year is just 6 hours, compared with nearly 19 in midsummer. The lack of daylight can make things pretty dismal in winter especially in a period of grey weather.
Precipitation falls as snow from November till February and despite the gloom that can encompass
Spring and Autumn are times of great change in
Autumn is indeed wetter but the very cold temperatures don’t arrive until November. At this time the first snow of the season falls – an exciting time for the many winter sports enthusiasts in the city.