Sweden temperatures in January

Sweden in January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very low in Riksgränsen with -9°C (15°F) to low temperatures in Bjärnhult with 3°C (37°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to -2°C (29°F) in Bjärnhult and -18°C (-0°F) in Riksgränsen. January is a winter month in Sweden.

What is the temperature of the different cities in Sweden in January?

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

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Pleasant: 18ºC (64ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF) Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 18ºC (64ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold: lower than 2ºC (36ºF)

  • What is the warmest city in January in Sweden?
  • Bjärnhult tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C (37°F) and a minimum nighttime temperature of around -2°C (29°F).

  • What is the coldest city in January in Sweden?
  • The coldest city in January in Sweden is Riksgränsen when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around -9°C (15°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around -18°C (-0°F).

  • How much sun does Sweden get in January?
  • January is generally a dark month with an average of 45 hours of sunshine in Stockholm during the whole month.

  • How warm is the water in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 4°C (39°F) in Gothenburg this month, so not the best month to swim.

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