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Winter Weather at Stockholm Arlanda Airport Sweden

Daily high temperatures are around 34°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 45°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 31°F on January 17.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 28°F to 23°F, rarely falling below 4°F or exceeding 39°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 21°F on February 11.

For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Stockholm Arlanda Airport typically range from 55°F to 72°F, while on February 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 31°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb5°F5°F10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°FFallSpringJan 1731°FJan 1731°F22°F22°FDec 136°FDec 136°F28°F28°FFeb 2834°FFeb 2834°F23°F23°FJan 132°FJan 132°F23°F23°FFeb 131°FFeb 131°F22°F22°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average winter temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringfreezingvery coldvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Terrace, Canada (4,340 miles away); Revelstoke, Canada (4,413 miles); and Machias, Maine, United States (3,493 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (view comparison).

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The winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 75% to 70%.

The clearest day of the winter is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.

For reference, on November 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76%, while on July 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 57%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringDec 125%Dec 125%Feb 2830%Feb 2830%Jan 127%Jan 127%Feb 126%Feb 126%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is very rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 28% and ending it at 16%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on August 13, and its lowest chance is 16% on March 11.

Over the course of the winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 19% to 7%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 6% throughout.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%FallSpringDec 128%Dec 128%Feb 2816%Feb 2816%Jan 124%Jan 124%Feb 119%Feb 119%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is decreasing, starting the season at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the season at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on February 17.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inFallSpringFeb 160.5 inFeb 160.5 inDec 11.1 inDec 11.1 inJan 10.8 inJan 10.8 inFeb 10.5 inFeb 10.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day snowfall during the winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 3.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 9.4 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.2 inches on January 24.

Average Monthly Snowfall in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average Monthly Snowfall in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inFallSpringJan 244.2 inJan 244.2 inDec 13.2 inDec 13.2 inFeb 283.0 inFeb 283.0 inJan 13.9 inJan 13.9 in
The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Over the course of the winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 3 hours, 49 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 1 second.

The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 5 hours, 59 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 215 hr, 59 minDec 215 hr, 59 minnightnightdaydayFeb 2810 hr, 23 minFeb 2810 hr, 23 minFeb 18 hr, 2 minFeb 18 hr, 2 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is 8:48 AM on December 27 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 59 minutes earlier at 6:49 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 2:44 PM on December 16 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 5:12 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport during 2022, but it neither starts nor ends during the winter, so the entire season is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:27 AM and sets 18 hours, 44 minutes later, at 10:12 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:46 AM and sets 5 hours, 59 minutes later, at 2:45 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring6:49 AM6:49 AMFeb 285:12 PMFeb 285:12 PM8:43 AM8:43 AMDec 162:44 PMDec 162:44 PM8:47 AM8:47 AMJan 12:56 PMJan 12:56 PM8:00 AM8:00 AMFeb 14:03 PMFeb 14:03 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the winter. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter of 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNov 812:03 PMNov 812:03 PMNov 2311:58 PMNov 2311:58 PMDec 85:09 AMDec 85:09 AMDec 2311:18 AMDec 2311:18 AMJan 712:09 AMJan 712:09 AMJan 219:54 PMJan 219:54 PMFeb 57:29 PMFeb 57:29 PMFeb 208:06 AMFeb 208:06 AMMar 71:41 PMMar 71:41 PMMar 216:24 PMMar 216:24 PM3:27 PM3:27 PM8:52 AM8:52 AM9:08 AM9:08 AM2:45 PM2:45 PM9:50 AM9:50 AM1:45 PM1:45 PM9:19 AM9:19 AM2:03 PM2:03 PM3:14 PM3:14 PM8:50 AM8:50 AM7:59 AM7:59 AM4:55 PM4:55 PM5:16 PM5:16 PM7:07 AM7:07 AM5:41 PM5:41 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on September 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringDec 10%Dec 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%Jan 10%Jan 10%Feb 10%Feb 10%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is essentially constant during the winter, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 6.2 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour, while on July 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the winter is 6.4 miles per hour on January 3.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average Wind Speed in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mphFallSpringJan 36.4 mphJan 36.4 mphDec 16.1 mphDec 16.1 mphFeb 285.9 mphFeb 285.9 mphFeb 16.1 mphFeb 16.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Stockholm Arlanda Airport throughout the winter is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 43% on December 17.

Wind Direction in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Wind Direction in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is rapidly decreasing during the winter, falling by 8°F, from 41°F to 34°F, over the course of the season.

Average Water Temperature in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average Water Temperature in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°FFallSpringDec 141°FDec 141°FFeb 2834°FFeb 2834°FJan 137°FJan 137°FFeb 134°FFeb 134°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Stockholm Arlanda Airport typically lasts for 5.0 months (154 days), from around May 7 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 17 or after May 26, and rarely ending before September 18 or after November 1.

The winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring0%Jan 150%Jan 15Nov 110%Nov 110%frigidfreezingvery coldcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days at Stockholm Arlanda Airport are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 1,415°F, from 1,415°F to 0°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Growing Degree Days in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°FFallSpringDec 11,415°FDec 11,415°FFeb 270°FFeb 270°FJan 10°FJan 10°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is increasing during the winter, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 0.3 kWh to 1.4 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 0.2 kWh on December 20.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter at Stockholm Arlanda AirportDecJanFeb0.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWhFallSpringDec 200.2 kWhDec 200.2 kWhDec 10.3 kWhDec 10.3 kWhFeb 281.4 kWhFeb 281.4 kWhFeb 10.5 kWhFeb 10.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Stockholm Arlanda Airport are 59.652 deg latitude, 17.931 deg longitude, and 138 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Stockholm Arlanda Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 127 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (223 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (495 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Stockholm Arlanda Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (46%), trees (40%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and cropland (40%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and water (26%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Stockholm Arlanda Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Uppsala, Tullinge, Stockholm-Västerås Airport, Gavle-Sandviken Airport, Stockholm Skavsta Airport, Norrköping Airport, and Mariehamn Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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