What’s the weather like in Stockholm in January?As you’d expect, the Stockholm weather in January is very cold, with daytime temperatures below freezing. There’ll be snow around the Swedish capital and you’ll need to wrap up warm as your explore this fascinating and historical city.
Geographical influencesStockholm’s found in the south-east of Sweden, on a series of islands, where Lake Malaren runs into the Baltic Sea. It has heavy snow showers between December and March, but there’s not much rain as the western mountains in Norway block Jet Stream winds from the south west.
AveragesIf you want to explore the city at a quiet time with picturesque winter views, the weather in Stockholm in January is ideal. Be prepared for bitterly cold temperatures though, as the average daytime high will only be -1°C. The Swedish capital will usually be well below freezing this month and could be -5°C at night. Sunshine levels are low, as the Scandinavian winters don’t have much daylight. There’ll be just two hours of sunshine on average in January. The winds are light and the rain will measure around 39mm. This compares well to the UK, but there’ll be lots of wintery showers in Stockholm in January.