Average Weather in Arjeplog Sweden
In Arjeplog, the summers are short, cool, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, frigid, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 4°F to 65°F and is rarely below -16°F or above 74°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Arjeplog for warm-weather activities is from early July to early August.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 2 to August 31, with an average daily high temperature above 55°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 65°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 8 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 28°F. The coldest day of the year is January 27, with an average low of 4°F and high of 18°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
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In Arjeplog, 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 Arjeplog begins around April 13 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around September 7. On June 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 7 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around April 13. On January 16, 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
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Arjeplog varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from May 18 to October 3, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on July 22.
The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from October 3 to May 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% 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 Arjeplog changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 6.3 months, from April 14 to October 23. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 43% on July 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 5.7 months, from October 23 to April 14. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 22% on January 1.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Arjeplog experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 13 to November 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 15, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from November 7 to April 13. The least rain falls around January 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Arjeplog experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from September 25 to May 17, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.2 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 17 to September 25. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
Due to its extreme latitude, Arjeplog experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the summer in Arjeplog during 2020, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.9 weeks, rising at 12:53 AM on June 11, and not setting again until 12:45 AM on July 1.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Arjeplog during 2020, starting in the spring on March 29, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2020. 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
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 Arjeplog, 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
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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 Arjeplog experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from November 26 to June 12, with average wind speeds of more than 6.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from June 12 to November 26. The calmest day of the year is August 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Arjeplog varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 months, from June 29 to September 28, with a peak percentage of 36% on September 24. The wind is most often from the west for 9.0 months, from September 28 to June 29, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Arjeplog 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 Arjeplog for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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 Arjeplog for hot-weather activities is from mid to late July, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
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 Arjeplog typically lasts for 3.8 months (115 days), from around May 20 to around September 12, rarely starting before May 5 or after June 4, and rarely ending before August 25 or after September 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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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 Arjeplog should appear around June 13, only rarely appearing before May 28 or after June 30.
Growing Degree Days
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 2.9 months, from May 8 to August 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from October 4 to March 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Arjeplog are 66.052 deg latitude, 17.886 deg longitude, and 1,381 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Arjeplog contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 397 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,432 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,273 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,881 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Arjeplog is covered by trees (50%), water (37%), and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and water (40%), and within 50 miles by trees (67%) and water (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Arjeplog, 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 Arjeplog.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Arjeplog 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 Arjeplog is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Arjeplog and a given station.
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.
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.