Weather conditions

Rain

Annual rainfall varies from 600 to 800 mm. Precipitation is higher in the northern parts of Värmland than in the south. There are large variations from year to year, and from month to month.

Thunderstorms

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Temperatures

The annual mean temperature varies between 6°C in the south of Värmland to 2°C in northern Värmland. The temperature difference between north and south is greater in winter and smaller in summer. Snow cover lasts longer in the north. There are several popular ski resorts in the north of Värmland. The further north the walking trail, the later in the year it is snow free, dried out and made ready for the season.

The highest recorded temperature in Värmland was 34.4°C in August 1982. The coldest recorded temperature in Värmland was -42.0°C in January 1975 and 1917.

Average temperatures for weather stations (1961-1990)

Year

January

June

Höljes

2,2°C

-10,5°C

14,4°C

Östmark-Röjdåsen

3,4°C

-7,0°C

14,5°C

Gustavsfors

3,2°C

-8,8°C

14,5°C

Torsby

4,6°C

-6,6°C

16,0°C

Sunne

4,5°C

-5,9°C

15,3°C

Filipstad

5,1°C

-5,6°C

16,3°C

Arvika

4,7°C

-6,0°C

15,8°C

Karlstad Flygplats

5,5°C

-4,4°C

16,1°C

Kristinehamn

5,8°C

-4,3°C

16,5°C

Sunrise and sunset

In June, it never gets really dark at night, even though the sun does set. However, the night sky is already dark enough in August for you to see stars when the sky is clear. Plan your walk to arrive before it gets dark.

Month

Sunrise

Sunset

Summer time

1 January

9.02

15.17

 

1 February

8.16

16.24

 

1 March

7.03

17.35

 

1 April

6.32

19.49

x

1 May

5.07

21.01

x

1 June

4.01

22.08

x

1 July

3.55

22.24

x

1 August

4.51

21.32

x

1 September

6.03

20.08

x

1 October

7.11

18.39

x

1 November

7.26

16.13

 

1 December

8.36

15.14

 

The times in the table above are for Karlstad. They are stated as summer time. In 2013, summer time was from 31 March to 26 October.