August Weather Averages for Stockholm, Sweden

The city centre of Stockholm is situated on the water, in Riddarfjärden Bay. While 30 percent of the city is composed of waterways, another 30 percent is made up of green spaces. This is an extraordinary "natural" city, filled with history and offering an abundance of outdoor activities.

In August, as afternoon temperatures reach up to 20°C on average, Stockholm is an amazing place to be. Even the nighttime temperatures do not fall below 13°C. This is unquestionably the warmest ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 17°C 63°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 13°C 55°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 66 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 14 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

The city centre of Stockholm is situated on the water, in Riddarfjärden Bay. While 30 percent of the city is composed of waterways, another 30 percent is made up of green spaces. This is an extraordinary "natural" city, filled with history and offering an abundance of outdoor activities.

In August, as afternoon temperatures reach up to 20°C on average, Stockholm is an amazing place to be. Even the nighttime temperatures do not fall below 13°C. This is unquestionably the warmest period of the year—only July has slightly higher temperatures. The overall temperature in August averages 17°C. The sea temperature is exactly the same as the air temperature this month, 17°C, which is the highest temperature the waters surrounding Stockholm ever have. This is the time of year to be out and about, to enjoy the natural scenery and to go for a swim.

With 9 daily hours of sunshine on average, days are definitely still pleasant enough to enjoy the splendors of the city. August is the fourth sunniest month of the year, after the three previous months of May, June and July. The reason for this drop in sunshine hours is that the days are steadily getting shorter. 1st August has 16.39 hours of daylight, while 31st August has 14.07 daylight hours. This is a day-to-day decrease of 4.9 minutes.

Summer happens to be the wettest time of the year, August being the month with the second highest rainfall amount, after July. Now, the rainfall totals 66mm, spread out over 14 days with rainfall. This isn't particularly high, though—the 9 hours of sunshine per day prove that this is a superbly wonderful month. The chance that it will rain on any given day in August is 50%, a percentage that stays basically constant in the course of the month. Occurring on 47% of the days with rainfall, moderate rain is the most common type. Light rain and thunderstorms are seen on 26% and 19% of those days, respectively.

If you are planning a trip to this gorgeous city, consider checking out our Stockholm weather forecast.

Where to Stay

Located in Årstaberg, the Brunnby Hotel is especially ideal for families. From single rooms to family rooms, the hotel has 30 charming guestrooms equipped with air-conditioning and wireless internet. The double rooms are twin rooms with two separate beds. The hotel serves a traditional Norwegian breakfast which is included in the price. The Brunnby features a sauna where guests can relax at any time of the day. Additionally, the cafeteria is a nice spot to hang out after a fun-filled day of exploring in August.

Nordic C Hotel is a second great option for a place to stay in Stockholm. This centrally located hotel has a lot going for it, from the complimentary organic breakfast every morning to free Wi-Fi, a spacious conference centre and even a permanent ice bar.

Scandic Norra Bantorget lies very close to the action and attractions in central Stockholm, yet offers its guests a peaceful retreat. Featuring a modern glass front, this four-star hotel offers accommodation in a variety of different rooms, from studio apartments to double rooms and family rooms. Amenities include a bicycle and walking pole rental service, a restaurant, an organic breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi.

Hit the Beach

August with its average water temperature of 17°C and pleasantly warm afternoons is the ideal time of year to go for a swim in Stockholm. Consider heading to Ekhagenbadet, a fairly small but calm swimming area set in a beautiful wooded landscape in northern Djurgården. Visitors are advised to bring their own drinks and picnics, though, as there is no kiosk in the area.

Another excellent beach in Stockholm is Fredhällsbadet. This is, however, no beach for inexperienced swimmers or young children. It is characterised by rocks and cliffs and the beach is accessed along those rocks. The water is quite deep as well. This is a superb beach for picnics on the rocks, overlooking Lake Mälaren, in peace and quiet. Additionally, there is a beach club.

Eating and Drinking Out

An amazing place to grab a bite to eat (or buy groceries if you're staying at a self-catering apartment) is the Östermalm Food Hall. Dating from the 1880s, this gorgeous food hall is filled with stalls, shelves and counters selling everything from seafood to sandwiches, from fresh vegetables to cheeses. There are several cafés and restaurants in the food hall as well.

Another recommended place to eat is Lilla Ego in Vasastan. This quirky restaurant is operated by two award-winning chefs and serves wonderful traditionally Swedish cuisine. Its environment is informal; its dishes are decently priced.

Anyone looking to grab some drinks after dinner should absolutely go to Kvarnen. This legendary bar is more than a century old and located in Södermalm. Its interior features high ceilings, classic and classy wooden furniture and tiled floors. Its menu—it is a restaurant as well—consists mainly of delicious Swedish dishes.

Things to Do

As one of the most beautiful islands of Stockholm Archipelago, the Isle of Sandhamn revitalises both body and mind. Sandhamn is especially vibrant during the months of summer—July and August. From sailing to fishing, from kitesurfing to kayaking, the island offers numerous activities for young and old, all ideal to take advantage of the warm 20°C weather. There are three spectacular beaches to sunbathe at. Bicycle hire is available for those who prefer to ride around the island, while history enthusiasts must stop by the museum to discover the island's past.

The Kaknäs Tower is the Eiffel Tower of Stockholm. It is the television and radio transmission centre of Sweden. The Tower is the ideal local to see the city from a bird's eye view. Measuring 155 metres in height, the Kaknäs Tower features a restaurant, a sky bar, a café, a viewpoint and a souvenir shop. A recommended place to visit, this tower is guaranteed to hypnotise visitors with its picturesque panoramas.

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