Contrary to what most people who visit Stockholm the capital city of Sweden think, the climate is fairy temperate and not so cold, the fact that it’s located in the northerly part of Europe notwithstanding. Summer months are without a doubt the best since they are warmer with plenty of sunny weather that allows most tourists to explore the endless attractions and great beaches of Sweden. June and July particularly experience about 19 hours of sunlight.
Seasonal Climatic Variations/ When to go
However, when winter arrives, the daylight hours begin to reduce to around six or seven hours only, The most affected month are both December and January. During these days the sun sets at 15:00 or 16:00 in the afternoon. The seasonal climatic changes in Stockholm are basically distinctive and varied. January and February are the coldest months that are bound to experience snowy weather.
- Although Christmas time in the city is cause for celebration, visitors get shocked to realize that much of the city is completely shut down with most of the leading attractions also close for the holiday season. However, those who love ice skating on the nearby Lake Getaren should consider vsiting during this period. Despite the chilly weather during the winter period downhill skiing that is available at the Botkyrka resorts within the reach of the city, makes paying Stockholm a visit popular among most tourists. You can also choose to have fun at the Hellasgarden, Lida Friluftsgard and Rudan.
- The Swedish climate is warm and sunny during summer, and at times even hot. Between the months of June and August, temperatures hit top 20°C / 68°F and even rise to 30°C / 86°F. Although there is no rainy weather at these temperatures August is the wettest month and can even be a little damp.