Sweden is a beautiful place to live and is known for its kind-hearted people, high-quality public services, and corporate culture that promote the work-life balance. It is Scandinavia’s largest country with a stable and strong economy and wonderful weather. If you are planning to visit Sweden shortly, then you should know about its culture and weather.
Swedes hold its nature with high esteem, that’s why they are so much concerned about the environmental issues. That is the reason for its beautiful weather. Whether you are planning to relocate or a visit Sweden, you should know these 5 facts about the Swedish weather:
Winters are Really Cold
You may feel sometime that people really exaggerate about the winter weather in Sweden. Many people have the perception that it is only bad in the northern areas of the country around Antarctic Circle. But the truth is it really gets cold in winters in Sweden and usually people don’t consider the fact that how harsh their first winter can be.
At first, it may look beautiful but two weeks of -10 degrees Celsius and having heavy snow everywhere can be a tiring experience. However, it gets better with the time and by your third winters in Sweden, you will start loving the cold and snow.
Summers in Sweden
Days are very, very long in Sweden, especially during the summer. This means you will have bright nights in Sweden if you are staying there in summers. You should buy and practice using a sleeping mask before visiting Sweden in the summers. Swedish summers usually run from late May-early Septembers. Temperature is warm and the day seems never-ending. You may experience the midnight sun in late May.
Spring and Autumn
Daylight hours and temperature start to increase in March, but snowfall can still be possible in some areas. The sun could be shining at times or maybe pouring with rain making these seasons unpredictable. Swedes believe in the phrase that there is no bad weather, only bad clothes. These seasons can be quite different in different regions of the country so you have to plan and pack accordingly.
Winters are Dark
It’s not a secret that Sweden’s winters are extremely cold and dark due to its geographical location. When the winter is prevailing, you will get only three hours of sunlight in the northern areas above the Antarctic Circle. So, winters are really rough, dry and dark in Sweden. Your skin will feel the roughness of weather and you should have to moisturize it. You will experience the periods of darkness especially around the north-pole during your stay there.
Fall is Rainy
Fall in Sweden is highly dominated by cool and cloudy weather followed by heavy rainfall. However, temperatures can vary widely throughout the country. The northern areas are usually snowy and maybe frosty at times, while the southern part of the country has mild and pleasant weather. You should have raincoats with you if you are planning to spend your fall in Sweden.
You can visit Sweden all year round but if you can’t bear the snowy and cold weather, you should wrap up before winters. The best time to visit Sweden for warm weather and sunshine is between May to September. If you want to experience heavy snow and cold weather, plan your visit during late November to February. To experience the midnight sun, you should plan your visit to Sweden in the heights of summers.