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Average Weather in Vikarbyn Sweden

In Vikarbyn, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 15°F to 69°F and is rarely below -5°F or above 79°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Vikarbyn for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from May 26 to September 3, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 69°F and low of 50°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 15 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 35°F. The coldest day of the year is February 9, with an average low of 15°F and high of 28°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in VikarbynwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 928°FFeb 928°FJul 2069°FJul 2069°F15°F15°F50°F50°FMay 2661°FMay 2661°FSep 361°FSep 361°FNov 1535°FNov 1535°FMar 1235°FMar 1235°F41°F41°F44°F44°F26°F26°F20°F20°FNowNow
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 entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in VikarbynJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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.

Girdwood, Alaska, United States (3,980 miles away); Smithers, Canada (4,185 miles); and Breckenridge, Colorado, United States (4,757 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Vikarbyn (view comparison).

Clouds

In Vikarbyn, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Vikarbyn begins around April 17 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around September 19. On July 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 19 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around April 17. On November 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in VikarbynclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1751%Jul 1751%Nov 2024%Nov 2024%Apr 1737%Apr 1737%Sep 1938%Sep 1938%NowNowclearmostly 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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Vikarbyn varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.7 months, from May 1 to November 23, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on July 2.

The drier season lasts 5.3 months, from November 23 to May 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on February 27.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Vikarbyn changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.5 months, from March 20 to December 4. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 39% on July 2.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.5 months, from December 4 to March 20. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 14% on December 29.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in VikarbynsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 239%Jul 239%Feb 2717%Feb 2717%Dec 427%Dec 427%May 128%May 128%NowNowsnowrainmixed
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 months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Vikarbyn experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 17 to December 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 28, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 17 to March 17. The least rain falls around February 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in VikarbynrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJun 283.4 inJun 283.4 inFeb 130.3 inFeb 130.3 inAug 153.3 inAug 153.3 inMar 170.5 inMar 170.5 inDec 170.5 inDec 170.5 inNowNow
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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Vikarbyn experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 10 to May 5, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 5 to October 10. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in VikarbynsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 inJan 190.8 inJan 190.8 inJul 280.0 inJul 280.0 inOct 100.1 inOct 100.1 inMay 50.1 inMay 50.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Vikarbyn varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 5 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 19 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 earliest sunrise is at 3:24 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 48 minutes later at 9:12 AM on December 26. The earliest sunset is at 2:43 PM on December 16, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 55 minutes later at 10:39 PM on June 22.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Vikarbyn during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in VikarbynJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 193:24 AMJun 193:24 AM10:39 PMJun 2210:39 PMJun 22Dec 162:43 PMDec 162:43 PM9:12 AMDec 269:12 AMDec 26Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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 transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

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.

Humidity

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 perceived humidity level in Vikarbyn, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in VikarbynJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 280%Jan 280%Jul 120%Jul 120%drydryhumidhumid
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.

Wind

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 in Vikarbyn experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 6 to March 27, with average wind speeds of more than 4.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from March 27 to November 6. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in VikarbynwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mphJan 25.2 mphJan 25.2 mphAug 74.1 mphAug 74.1 mphNov 64.6 mphNov 64.6 mphMar 274.6 mphMar 274.6 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Vikarbyn varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from April 18 to June 4 and for 3.4 months, from June 14 to September 27, with a peak percentage of 36% on August 8. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 weeks, from June 4 to June 14, with a peak percentage of 29% on June 10. The wind is most often from the west for 6.7 months, from September 27 to April 18, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in VikarbynWSSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Vikarbyn 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 water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 1 to September 13, with an average temperature above 56°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 62°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.0 months, from December 5 to May 5, with an average temperature below 38°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 2, with an average temperature of 33°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in VikarbynwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°FAug 562°FAug 562°F33°FMar 233°FMar 2Jul 156°FJul 156°FSep 1356°FSep 1356°FDec 538°FDec 538°FMay 538°FMay 538°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Vikarbyn throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Vikarbyn for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Vikarbynbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.06.00.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Vikarbyn for hot-weather activities is from mid to late July, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in VikarbynJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.12.10.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 in Vikarbyn typically lasts for 3.9 months (121 days), from around May 19 to around September 17, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 8, and rarely ending before August 29 or after October 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Vikarbyngrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 1950%May 1950%Sep 1750%Sep 1750%Jun 890%Jun 890%Aug 2990%Aug 2990%May 310%May 310%Oct 710%Oct 710%0%Dec 20%Dec 2Jul 26100%Jul 26100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolwarm
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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Vikarbyn should appear around May 23, only rarely appearing before May 12 or after June 6.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in VikarbynJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°FMay 2390°FMay 2390°FAug 26900°FAug 26900°FDec 311,033°FDec 311,033°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 5 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 5.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from October 13 to February 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 0.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in VikarbynbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJun 205.8 kWhJun 205.8 kWhDec 200.1 kWhDec 200.1 kWhMay 54.7 kWhMay 54.7 kWhAug 94.7 kWhAug 94.7 kWhOct 131.3 kWhOct 131.3 kWhFeb 251.3 kWhFeb 251.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Vikarbyn are 60.917 deg latitude, 15.017 deg longitude, and 837 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Vikarbyn contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 551 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 735 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (994 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,257 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Vikarbyn is covered by trees (58%), water (21%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (69%) and water (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (83%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Vikarbyn, 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

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Vikarbyn.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vikarbyn according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Vikarbyn is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vikarbyn and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dala Airport (47%, 61 kilometers, southeast); Dala Järna (35%, 76 kilometers, west); and Söderhamn Airport (18%, 119 kilometers, east).

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.