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    South Norway

    Stavanger weather and climate

    South Norway

    Stavanger weather and climate

     

    Day

    18 °C

     

    Night

    13 °C

     

    Sea

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    96 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    13 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    17 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

     

    Day

    18 °C

     

    Night

    13 °C

     

    Sea

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    96 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    13 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    17 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

    Overview: Stavanger
    The climate of Stavanger, a tranquil city in Norway, is predominantly cool throughout the year. Daytime temperatures span from a brisk 4 °C (39 °F) in the chilling month of February, escalating to the mild warmth of 18 °C (64 °F) witnessed in the heart of summer, July. As the nocturnal temperature crescendos in August, reaching its zenith at 13 °C (55 °F), you'll find February nights to be the coldest, with mercury plunging to 0 °C (32 °F). While June heralds the driest season with merely 11 days of rainfall, in contrast, the month of October drenches the region with the wettest skies, showering the city for 18 days.

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    Weather overview for Stavanger

    Weather overview

    The climate of Stavanger, a tranquil city in Norway, is predominantly cool throughout the year. Daytime temperatures span from a brisk 4 °C (39 °F) in the chilling month of February, escalating to the mild warmth of 18 °C (64 °F) witnessed in the heart of summer, July. As the nocturnal temperature crescendos in August, reaching its zenith at 13 °C (55 °F), you'll find February nights to be the coldest, with mercury plunging to 0 °C (32 °F). While June heralds the driest season with merely 11 days of rainfall, in contrast, the month of October drenches the region with the wettest skies, showering the city for 18 days.

    January weather

    In Stavanger, the daily temperature slightly falls to 4 °C (39 °F), and the nocturnal temperature also experiences a decrease, lowering to 0 °C (33 °F). Although the wet season approaches its peak, there is a decline in rainfall amounts to 129 mm (5.06 in), and the wind speed reaches its apex at 6 m/s.

    February weather

    February in Stavanger ushers in the lowest day temperatures, averaging around 4 °C (39 °F), while at night, the temperatures bottom out as well. Rainfall follows a downward trend, amounting to 101 mm (3.97 in), as the count of rainy days begins to decrease. Light starts to emerge as we see an uptick in the number of sunny hours.

    March weather

    Temperatures in Stavanger enter a warming phase, with the day thermometer registering 5 °C (42 °F) and night readings indicating a climb to 1 °C (34 °F). A reduction in rainy days, now down to 14 days, aligns with a dip in rainfall to 94 mm (3.70 in). Sunshine duration extends, noted at 3 hours.

    April weather

    With the advent of April, Stavanger greets warmer days, the mercury climbing to 9 °C (47 °F), and the nighttime temperatures ascend as well, showing 4 °C (39 °F). A continuation in the fall of rainy days is observed, witnessed by 12 days, along with the lowest rainfall tallies at 63 mm (2.50 in). Brightness proliferates, with 5 hours of sunshine gracing the city.

    May weather

    As we advance into May, the increase in Stavanger’s day temperatures becomes more evident, now at 13 °C (56 °F), while night temperatures bear witness to a similar upsurge, charting 8 °C (46 °F). The city revels in expanding sun-filled times, while humidity plunges to a minimum of 75 %.

    June weather

    With summer unfolding, June in Stavanger sees day temperatures ascend to 15 °C (60 °F). A decline in rainy days to 11 days, corroborated by an initial swell in rainfall, now at 72 mm (2.85 in), ushers in the most sunlit hours, peaking at 7 hours. The zenith of daylight duration also graces the month.

    July weather

    Tourism in Stavanger kicks off with July's peak day temperatures reaching a comfy 18 °C (64 °F). Meanwhile, nocturnal temperatures progress similarly to previous months. Rainy days start to increase slightly, with 13 days, while rainfall exhibits a marginal rise to 96 mm (3.77 in).

    August weather

    August nights in Stavanger experience their highest temperatures. Tourism nears its climax. Parallel to previous months, rainfall totals move up to 130 mm (5.11 in), with rainy days ticking up to 15 days. Decreases in sunshine hours to 5 hours are notable.

    September weather

    September in Stavanger greets the initial signs of cooling, both during the day and at night. Rainy days follow an upward pattern, reaching 17 days, as does rainfall, now at 141 mm (5.55 in). A diminished presence of the sun is apparent, with its duration dropping to 3 hours.

    October weather

    October marks the onset of Stavanger's wet season. A downward trajectory in day temperatures to 11 °C (52 °F) contrasts with the peak rainy day count at 18 days, complimented by the highest rainfall figures of the period.

    November weather

    As November descends upon Stavanger, so do the temperatures, with daytime readings showing 7 °C (45 °F) and nights cooling to 4 °C (39 °F). The wet season maintains its presence, with an introductory decline in rainfall amounts. Sunlight scarcity is amplified, its duration now just 1 hour.

    December weather

    December witnesses a continuation of cooling trends in Stavanger, both for day and night temperatures. The pending wet season sustains rainfall, observing a minor decrement in volume. The scant hours of sunlight reach their lowest, metering in at 1 hour.

    FAQs

    What can we expect from the wind conditions during this time in Stavanger?

    During this period in Stavanger, one can anticipate the wind speed to be quite forceful, generally peaking at around 6 m/s.

    Does February in Stavanger bring an increase in sunshine?

    Yes, February in Stavanger marks the beginning of longer sunlit periods with a noticeable increase in the number of sunny hours.

    How does the transition from February to March affect the weather in Stavanger?

    The transition to March in Stavanger brings a modest rise in temperatures and a welcome increase in sunshine, while precipitation begins to subside.

    Is April in Stavanger significantly drier compared to preceding months?

    Absolutely, April in Stavanger notably presents with drier conditions, accentuated by decreasing rainfall and fewer rainy days.

    What shifts occur in Stavanger's humidity levels during May?

    In May, one will notice Stavanger’s humidity levels hitting their annual low, descending to about 75 %.

    Does June promise longer days of sunshine in Stavanger?

    June indeed promises extended hours of sunshine, with maximal sunlight and the longest days of the year in Stavanger.

    Can tourists expect July in Stavanger to be overly wet?

    July in Stavanger isn't exceedingly wet; rainfall is relatively moderate, with rain occurring on about 13 days of the month.

    How does the end of summer impact daytime temperatures in Stavanger?

    The waning of summer marginally affects daytime temperatures, with Stavanger still enjoying warm days in August.

    As September arrives in Stavanger, are there significant changes in weather patterns?

    September in Stavanger marks a discernible shift towards cooler temperatures and increased rainfall, alongside fewer hours of sunshine.

    How does the wet season present itself in Stavanger during October?

    October signals the beginning of Stavanger’s wet season, bringing a notable rise in rainfall and the highest frequency of rainy days.

    What effect does the wet season have on daylight in Stavanger during November?

    The persistent wet season in November greatly reduces the amount of daylight, leaving Stavanger with sparse sunshine.

    Do December's short days affect the temperature and wet conditions in Stavanger?

    Indeed, the brief daylight hours in December contribute to colder temperatures and prevailing wet conditions in Stavanger.

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