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Gothenburg weather in August (Sweden)

Planning a trip to Gothenburg in August? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In August, Gothenburg generally has pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. August is a summer month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 21°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 13°C.

Precipitation

Gothenburg in August usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 105 mm for the month. Since this is the rainiest month of the year, it's a good idea to carry an umbrella just in case. Rain is expected on roughly 12 days.

Average sunshine

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 198 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days July typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Gothenburg climate page with graphs.

 

Gothenburg, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 13°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 21°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 16°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 41%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 105 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 72%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 198 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 51%  

Where to go in Sweden in August

Find out more about the weather in Sweden and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Gothenburg, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 16°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Gothenburg.

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