Norway weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Norway

The best time to visit in Norway is from May until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Norway is 20°C in July and the lowest is -3°C in January. The weather and climate of Norway is suitable for a winter sports.

Norway has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Norway or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather North Norway by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -5 -4 -2 1 5 9 14 13 10 3 0 -2
Water temp. (°C) 7 6 5 5 7 10 13 15 12 11 9 7
Precipitation (mm) 60 68 81 60 50 64 50 56 66 87 75 69
Climate data from city: Tromsø

Average weather South Norway by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -3 -3 2 8 15 18 20 18 15 8 2 -2
Water temp. (°C) 8 6 5 10 14 18 20 21 18 15 12 10
Precipitation (mm) 25 28 32 26 50 54 62 64 45 51 55 34
Climate data from city: Oslo

Average weather Southwest Norway by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 3 3 4 7 11 14 16 16 14 10 7 4
Water temp. (°C) 8 7 6 9 12 15 16 18 17 14 12 10
Precipitation (mm) 113 90 115 65 64 54 72 100 132 195 147 165
Climate data from city: Bergen

Average weather Central Norway by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -2 -1 1 5 12 14 18 17 13 7 2 -1
Water temp. (°C) 8 8 7 8 11 15 15 17 16 13 11 10
Precipitation (mm) 38 33 49 31 27 45 38 47 37 45 29 43

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14 day weather forecast Norway

The weather for in Norway will be -9° till 2° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Norway is based on the weather conditions in the city of Oslo.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-10°
-13°
0 cm 0.1 mm 10% 2 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-9°
-11°
0.4 cm 0.8 mm 65% 2 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-9°
1.1 cm 1.9 mm 80% 3 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-8°
1.1 cm 1.0 mm 75% 3 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-6°
23.6 cm 19.7 mm 100% 5 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-6°
11.3 cm 9.4 mm 95% 5 m/s 0
Sunday 12 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-6°
-12°
1.1 cm 1.4 mm 80% 2 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-11°
4.7 cm 4.1 mm 95% 1 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
20.6 cm 17.1 mm 100% 3 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-10°
5.3 cm 6.1 mm 95% 1 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-14°
0 cm 1.0 mm 50% 3 m/s 0
Friday 17 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 0
Saturday 18 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Sunday 19 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0

Climate Norway

Click on a region of Norway to view the climate:

Climate table of North Norway (Tromsø)

North Norway has the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Norway is 3° degrees and there is about 784 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 121 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -5 -4 -2 1 5 9 14 13 10 3 0 -2
Night temp. (°C) -8 -9 -7 -4 1 5 9 8 5 1 -2 -6
Water temp. (°C) 7 6 5 5 7 10 13 15 12 11 9 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 60 68 81 60 50 64 50 56 66 87 75 69
Days with rain 5 4 7 10 15 19 18 18 17 15 11 7
Days with snow 15 15 22 16 7 2 - - 1 8 12 18
Dry days 11 9 2 4 9 9 13 13 12 8 7 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 1 3 3 5 4 0 3 8 6 3 1 0
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 1 2
Climate data from city: Tromsø

Climate table of South Norway (Oslo)

South Norway has the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Norway is 8° degrees and there is about 527 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 149 days a year with an average humidity of 83% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -3 -3 2 8 15 18 20 18 15 8 2 -2
Night temp. (°C) -8 -9 -5 1 6 8 11 10 7 3 -1 -5
Water temp. (°C) 8 6 5 10 14 18 20 21 18 15 12 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 25 28 32 26 50 54 62 64 45 51 55 34
Days with rain 2 2 4 11 17 18 22 20 15 14 10 6
Days with snow 14 13 12 6 1 - - - - 4 9 12
Dry days 15 13 15 13 13 12 9 11 15 13 11 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 5 8 9 12 10 9 8 4 4 3
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 1 1 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1
Climate data from city: Oslo

Climate table of Southwest Norway (Bergen)

Southwest Norway has the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southwest Norway is 9° degrees and there is about 1312 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 107 days a year with an average humidity of 78% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 3 3 4 7 11 14 16 16 14 10 7 4
Night temp. (°C) 1 0 1 4 7 10 12 13 11 8 5 2
Water temp. (°C) 8 7 6 9 12 15 16 18 17 14 12 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 113 90 115 65 64 54 72 100 132 195 147 165
Days with rain 16 14 19 16 16 15 20 22 22 21 20 21
Days with snow 9 7 7 2 1 - - - - - 2 7
Dry days 6 7 5 12 14 15 11 9 8 10 8 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 4 5 8 10 10 10 8 6 4 4 2
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 2
Climate data from city: Bergen

Climate table of Central Norway (Trondheim)

Central Norway has the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Central Norway is 7° degrees and there is about 463 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 159 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -2 -1 1 5 12 14 18 17 13 7 2 -1
Night temp. (°C) -6 -6 -4 0 4 7 10 9 7 3 0 -4
Water temp. (°C) 8 8 7 8 11 15 15 17 16 13 11 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 38 33 49 31 27 45 38 47 37 45 29 43
Days with rain 8 7 11 14 14 15 16 16 15 16 11 12
Days with snow 10 11 12 6 2 - - - - 1 4 11
Dry days 13 10 8 10 15 15 15 15 15 14 15 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 4 4 6 10 9 11 9 7 5 4 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 2 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1
Climate data from city: Trondheim

Norway weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Norway? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Norway?

Norway lies in a straight line about 10,535 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Oslo). By car the distance is 14,515 km. You are on your way 190 hours and 40 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Norway?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Norway is approximately 13 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Norway?

These are the largest airports in Norway:

How many inhabitants are there in Norway?

Norway has approximately 5,302,778 inhabitants.

How big is Norway?

The area of Norway is around 324,220 km². It is 4x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Norway?

The capital of Norway is Oslo.

What is the currency of Norway?

In Norway the Norwegian krone (NOK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Norwegian krone = 0.58 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 1.71 Norwegian krone
  • 10 Norwegian krone = 5.84 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 17.13 Norwegian krone
  • 100 Norwegian krone = 58.39 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 171.28 Norwegian krone

What is the area code of Norway?

The area code to call Norway is +47.