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Gothenburg Climate & Temperature

  • Gothenburg, Sweden is at 5742'N, 120'E, 5 m (16 ft). See map.
  • Gothenburg has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Gothenburg is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 7.8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19 °C (34.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental. Gothenburg Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2°C (35.6°F) on average falling to -2.3°C (27.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 9.7°C (49.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 2.7°C (36.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20°C (68°F) and average low temperatures are 13°C (55.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 11°C (51.8°F) during the day and lows of 6.3°C (43.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 670 mm (26.4 inches) which is equivalent to 670 Litres/m (16.43 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1928 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Gothenburg you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Nugget Point, New Zealand (Cool temperate desert scrub biome).

Gothenburg Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 1 (34) 4 (39) 9 (48) 16 (61) 19 (66) 21 (70) 20 (68) 16 (61) 11 (52) 6 (43) 4 (39) 11 (51)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (30) -2 (29) 1 (34) 6 (43) 12 (53) 16 (60) 18 (64) 17 (62) 13 (55) 9 (47) 5 (40) 2 (36) 8 (46)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (27) -4 (25) -2 (28) 3 (37) 7 (45) 12 (54) 14 (57) 13 (55) 10 (50) 6 (43) 3 (37) 0 (32) 5 (41)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 51 (2) 34 (1) 29 (1) 39 (2) 34 (1) 54 (2) 86 (3) 84 (3) 75 (3) 65 (3) 62 (2) 57 (2) 670 (26)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 15 (48) 12 (42) 10 (32) 12 (40) 10 (32) 12 (40) 14 (45) 14 (45) 16 (53) 15 (48) 16 (53) 17 (55) 163 (45)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 1h 32' 2h 41' 4h 52' 6h 42' 8h 50' 9h 32' 9h 11' 7h 54' 5h 56' 3h 29' 1h 34' 0h 56' 5h 16'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 7h 21' 9h 21' 11h 47' 14h 21' 16h 40' 17h 58' 17h 22' 15h 18' 12h 47' 10h 13' 7h 55' 6h 40' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 22 (78) 30 (70) 42 (58) 48 (52) 54 (46) 54 (46) 54 (46) 53 (47) 48 (52) 35 (65) 21 (79) 15 (85) 44 (56)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 12.5 21.8 32.6 44.2 52.5 55.7 52.7 44.4 32.9 21.5 12.4 9 32.6

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