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Sweden Climate
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Climatological Information for Stockholm
Month Mean Temperature oC Mean Total Precipitation (mm) Mean Number of Precipitation Days
Jan -5 -1 39 18
Feb -5 -1 27 15
Mar -3 3 26 13
Apr 1 9 30 11
May 6 16 30 11
Jun 11 21 45 12
Jul 13 22 72 15
Aug 13 20 66 14
Sep 9 15 55 15
Oct 5 10 50 14
Nov 1 5 53 17
Dec -3 1 46 18

Most of Sweden has a temperate climate, despite its northern latitude, with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures throughout the year.

The country can be divided into three types of climate; the southernmost part has an oceanic climate, the central part has a humid continental climate and the northernmost part has a subarctic climate.

However, Sweden is much warmer and drier than other places at a similar latitude, and even somewhat farther south, mainly because of the Gulf Stream.

For example, central and southern Sweden has much warmer winters than many parts of Russia, Canada, and the northern United States.

Because of its high latitude, the length of daylight varies greatly. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets for part of each summer, and it never rises for part of each winter.

In the capital, Stockholm, daylight lasts for more than 18 hours in late June but only around 6 hours in late December.

Sweden receives between 1,100 to 1,900 hours of sunshine annually.

NOTE: The information regarding Sweden on this page is re-published from Wikipedia and World Meteorological Organization.

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