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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Handen Sweden

In Handen, the summers are short, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, dry, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 70°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 79°F.

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

Climate in Handen

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Handen weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Handen

The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 8 to September 4, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 70°F and low of 53°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 21 to March 21, with an average daily high temperature below 39°F. The coldest day of the year is February 10, with an average low of 21°F and high of 32°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Handen

Average High and Low Temperature in HandenwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 1032°FFeb 1032°FJul 2270°FJul 2270°F21°F21°F53°F53°FJun 862°FJun 862°FSep 462°FSep 462°FNov 2139°FNov 2139°FMar 2139°FMar 2139°F44°F44°F47°F47°F31°F31°F26°F26°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 in Handen

Average Hourly Temperature in HandenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablefreezing
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.

Haines, Alaska, United States (4,136 miles away) and Shelburne, Canada (3,493 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Handen (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Handen, 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 Handen begins around April 22 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 9. On July 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 22. On November 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 74% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Handen

Cloud Cover Categories in HandenclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1158%Jul 1158%Nov 2726%Nov 2726%Apr 2241%Apr 2241%Oct 942%Oct 942%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 Handen varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from June 9 to January 4, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on November 13.

The drier season lasts 5.1 months, from January 4 to June 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on February 28.

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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 27% on August 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Handen

Daily Chance of Precipitation in HandenwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 1330%Nov 1330%Feb 2817%Feb 2817%Jan 124%Jan 124%Jun 923%Jun 923%Jan 423%Jan 423%NowNowrainsnowmixed
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. Handen experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from March 10 to February 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 11, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 weeks, from February 11 to March 10. The least rain falls around February 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Handen

Average Monthly Rainfall in HandenrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJul 112.1 inJul 112.1 inFeb 240.5 inFeb 240.5 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. Handen experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 9 to April 30, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 30 to November 9. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Handen

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in HandensnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inFeb 10.4 inFeb 10.4 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inNov 90.1 inNov 90.1 inApr 300.1 inApr 300.1 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 Handen varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 8 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Handen

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in HandenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2018 hr, 34 minJun 2118 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 15 minSep 2212 hr, 15 minSep 226 hr, 8 minDec 216 hr, 8 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 3:32 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:43 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 2:48 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 18 minutes later at 10:06 PM on June 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Handen 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 in Handen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in HandenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 193:32 AMJun 193:32 AM10:06 PMJun 2310:06 PMJun 23Dec 152:48 PMDec 152:48 PM8:43 AMDec 278:43 AMDec 27Mar 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 in Handen

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 Handen, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Handen

Humidity Comfort Levels in HandenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 260%Jan 260%Aug 12%Aug 12%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Handen experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from September 7 to March 20, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from March 20 to September 7. The calmest day of the year is June 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Handen

Average Wind Speed in HandenwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphDec 319.9 mphDec 319.9 mphJun 246.7 mphJun 246.7 mphSep 78.3 mphSep 78.3 mphMar 208.3 mphMar 208.3 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 Handen varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.6 months, from March 30 to August 18, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 24. The wind is most often from the west for 7.4 months, from August 18 to March 30, with a peak percentage of 43% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Handen

Wind Direction in HandenWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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

Handen 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 2.5 months, from July 1 to September 15, with an average temperature above 57°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 63°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from December 16 to May 1, with an average temperature below 40°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 2, with an average temperature of 34°F.

Average Water Temperature in Handen

Average Water Temperature in HandenwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°FAug 763°FAug 763°F34°FMar 234°FMar 2Jul 157°FJul 157°FSep 1557°FSep 1557°FDec 1640°FDec 1640°FMay 140°FMay 140°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 Handen 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 Handen for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Tourism Score in Handen

Tourism Score in Handenbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.66.60.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Handen for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Handen

Beach/Pool Score in HandenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.52.50.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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 Handen typically lasts for 4.5 months (139 days), from around May 19 to around October 5, rarely starting before May 2 or after June 6, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 27.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Handen

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Handengrowing 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%Oct 550%Oct 550%Jun 690%Jun 690%Sep 1590%Sep 1590%May 210%May 210%Oct 2710%Oct 2710%0%Dec 120%Dec 12Jul 28100%Jul 28100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery 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 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 Handen should appear around May 25, only rarely appearing before May 16 or after June 5.

Growing Degree Days in Handen

Growing Degree Days in HandenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°FMay 2590°FMay 2590°FAug 18900°FAug 18900°FDec 311,158°FDec 311,158°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 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 16 to February 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 0.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Handen

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in HandenbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 276.3 kWhJun 276.3 kWhDec 200.2 kWhDec 200.2 kWhMay 55.1 kWhMay 55.1 kWhAug 105.1 kWhAug 105.1 kWhOct 161.4 kWhOct 161.4 kWhFeb 261.4 kWhFeb 261.4 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 Handen are 59.168 deg latitude, 18.138 deg longitude, and 217 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Handen contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 173 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (364 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (413 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Handen is covered by trees (49%) and artificial surfaces (47%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and artificial surfaces (23%), and within 50 miles by water (55%) and trees (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Handen, 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 is only a single weather station, Tullinge, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Handen.

At a distance of 13 kilometers from Handen, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

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

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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.