Stockholm Weather September Averages, Sweden
What's the Weather Like in Stockholm in September
As the first green capital of Europe, Stockholm is one of the cleanest cities in the world. Its extensive public transportation system makes the city and its surroundings particularly accessible.
In September, even though the days clearly begin to shorten, the sun still shines for about 7 hours every day. This is a two-hour drop since the previous month, but still also two hours more than October. The rapid shortening of the day is responsible for this decrease in sunshine hours. 1st September has 14.04 daylight hours; 30th September has 11.31 hours of daylight, which means that each September day is 5.1 minutes shorter than the day before.
The daytime temperatures reach up to 15°C on average and the nights drop to a cooler 9°C. Such conditions still present plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoor attractions and events of Stockholm. Moreover, the summer crowds have returned home in September and the city is much calmer and more enjoyable at this time of year. Crisp mornings are invigorating; pleasantly comfortable afternoons allow for some serious urban exploration. The overall average temperature in September is 12°C.
Swimming probably isn't possible anymore this month, except maybe early onhe sea water averages 14°C.
Stockholm receives 55mm of rainfall in September, an amount that is spread out over 15 days with rainfall. Even though only July and August are wetter months, this really isn't an extraordinarily wet month. The number of daily sunshine hours clearly proves this. There is a 52% chance of rainfall on any given day this month and there are two main rainfall types. Moderate rain falls on 50% of the days with rainfall, while light rain is recorded on 33% of those days. Thunderstorms are rare, happening on 9% of the rainy days.
If you're planning to visit Stockholm in the upcoming weeks, you are encouraged to take a look at our up-to-date weather forecast.
Hotels for Stockholm in September
Located on Vasagatan, one of Stockholm's main streets, right next to Arlanda Airport Express, Central Station and Tunnelbanna, the Central Hotel offers 93 sound-proof rooms. All rooms are equipped with modem outlets, such as Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable and bathrooms with a rain shower and floor heating. Several floors in the hotel are non-smoking. The hotel provides complimentary mineral water to all guests. Those who wish to unwind with a drink can head to the classy Lobby Bar, while excellent food can be enjoyed at Restaurant La Gare, the hotel's popular French bistro.
Hotel Kung Carl
When visiting Stockholm in September, consider staying at Hotel Kung Carl, a four-star hotel boasting an ideal central location. This is the oldest family-owned hotel in Stockholm, featuring a beautiful design and great services. There is a restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, a small fitness centre, and even event and banquet spaces. A complimentary breakfast is offered to all guests.
Hotel Briger Jarl
Another recommended place to stay in the city is Hotel Birger Jarl. This four-star accommodation has no fewer than 271 rooms, a private parking garage, a fitness centre on the top floor, a business centre, a lobby bar and shop, and a restaurant and breakfast room. This spacious hotel is ideal for both business travellers and tourists, its location just north of the city centre offering guests peace and quiet, but also easy access to the city's top attractions.
Restaurants and Bars for Stockholm in September
An absolutely recommended place to go for a cup of coffee or another beverage is ppelfabriken. This café is housed in buildings that are more than 300 years old, located on the outskirts of the city. Surrounded by apple orchards, this enchanting venue lets guests make their own apple cider, pick flowers to take home, purchase amazing locally made handicrafts and enjoy a pint of homemade beer.
Located near Central Station in the heart of the city, Scandic Grand Central has a New York-style bar, known as Teaterbaren, which is popular among both hotel guests and locals. This popular after-work bar serves various drinks and dishes in a classy setting.
The same hotel also has a few other drinking and dining venues, such as the Bistro. Housed in what used to be the foyer of the historic Vasa Theatre, this restaurant serves wonderful bar food and features live music. Visitors should know that this is a so-called cashless restaurant (a trend that is common in many Swedish destinations) and that only cards are accepted.
Things to Do in Stockholm in September
Aquaria Water Museum
Life under water surely is mysterious. The Aquaria Water Museum presents the perfect opportunity to discover marine life in Swedish and tropical waters. The museum transports visitors into the world of majestic rainforests, dazzling tropical seas and magnificent coral reefs. Sharks, moray eels, and many more wonders of the seas reside at the Aquaria Water Museum. The museum is open every day except Monday, a suggested place to visit if it happens to rain on a September afternoon.
Built in 1279, the Stockholm Cathedral is located right between the Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum. Locally known as the Great Church, the Stockholm Cathedral houses unique sculptures such as Lena Lervik's masterpiece called 'Joseph and Mary.' This medieval church holds various religious services and concerts. English-speaking guides are available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
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