Weather in January in Sweden

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in Sweden. Is this month a good time to go to Sweden? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Sweden in January?

The weather in Sweden in January is in general poor. January is a winter month in Sweden.

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Jokkmokk with -9°C (15°F) to cold temperatures in Gothenburg with 3°C (37°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to -1°C (30°F) in Gothenburg and -19°C (-2°F) in Jokkmokk. It is one of the coldest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Sveg with 34mm (1.3inch) snow/rainfall to moderate in Gothenburg with 81mm (3.2inch) snow/rainfall. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 45 hours of sunshine in Stockholm during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Sweden.

Where to go in Sweden in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Sweden on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Sweden

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Sweden?

Average weather in Stockholm

In January Stockholm generally has very cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C (34°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C (27°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Stockholm
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
3°C / 37°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
32 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
17 days 
poor 
1°C / 34°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
45 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
16 days 
poor 
1°C / 35°F 
-3°C / 26°F 
76 hours 
30mm / 1.2inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Stockholm

Average weather in Gothenburg

In January Gothenburg generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C (37°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C (30°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Gothenburg
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
4°C / 39°F 
-0°C / 32°F 
33 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
11 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
42 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
13 days 
poor 
3°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
71 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
9 days 
poor 
Climate in Gothenburg

Average weather in Visby

In January Visby generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C (36°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (28°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Visby
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
4°C / 39°F 
0°C / 33°F 
32 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
poor 
2°C / 36°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
38 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
poor 
2°C / 36°F 
-3°C / 28°F 
72 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
poor 
Climate in Visby

Average weather in Malmö

In January Malmö generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C (37°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C (30°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Malmö
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 40°F 
1°C / 34°F 
32 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
16 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
45 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
17 days 
poor 
3°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
66 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Malmö

Average weather in Simrishamn

In January Simrishamn generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C (37°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C (30°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Simrishamn
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 40°F 
1°C / 33°F 
32 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
16 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
34 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
16 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
55 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Simrishamn

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Sweden.

Is January the best time to go to Sweden?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit Sweden with commonly poor weather in Stockholm.

On average the best time to visit Sweden is in June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Stockholm. The worst months are January, February, March, April, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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