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Stockholm, undeniably, gets bitterly cold during winter. In the coldest months, between December and February, average temperatures range from about 14°F (-10°C) to 30°F (-1°C), and the mercury has been known to drop as low as -4°F (-20°C). Fortunately, with the biting cold comes plenty of beautiful powder, which makes for excellent skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other snow sports. Most snowfall usually occurs from January to March.
To make up for the crisp winters, the summer months are rather mild and pleasant, with average temperatures between June and August generally ranging from 55°F (13°C) to 77°F (25°C), occasionally reaching highs of 86°F (30°C). Summers are ideal for enjoying Stockholm’s slew of green spaces, paddling around its beautiful islands or exploring the many hiking trails surrounding the city.
Rainfall can occur throughout the year, though the summer months of July and August tend to be the wettest. Stockholm receives about 18 hours of daylight in midsummer, and only six hours in midwinter.
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