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Weather in Oslo

Oslo has a humid continental climate with sufficient precipitation to keep its surrounding hills green and lush. Its coastal position also helps to moderate its climate, especially given its northerly latitude.

Spring (March to May) sees the mercury climb rapidly. With temperatures averaging 2°C (35°F) in March and the days getting sunnier, March is often a good time to ski and the country plays host to the Norwegian Alpine Championship. By May, the averaging temperatures get to 12°C (57°F).

Summer (June to August) is lovely in Oslo. July is the warmest month with plenty of sunshine and temperatures range from 13°C (55°F) to 22°C (72°F). During the long summer days, when the sun drops only briefly below the horizon and it never gets truly dark, people in Oslo spend much of their time outdoors. This is the best season to join the locals exploring the parks and hiking paths, or simply relaxing on the beaches of the fjord.

Autumn (September to November) sees the temperatures drop quickly and the days shorten. By November, the average low is -1°C (30°F) while the average high is 4°C (39°F). Snow starts to fall to the delight of snow sports enthusiasts.

Winter (December to February) is dark with very few hours of daylight, and temperatures often fall well below freezing point. But the cold season does have its compensations, including plentiful opportunities to enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing. January is the coldest month, -7°C (19°F) is the average low while 1°C (34°F) the average high.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
OccLightSnow
Light snow
4
°C
1
13
nnw
80-100%
1005 mb
good
Tuesday
ModSleet
Light sleet
7
°C
1
9
nw
60-80%
1003 mb
moderate
Wednesday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
9
°C
2.8
3
sw
40-60%
1005 mb
good
Thursday
OccLightRain
Light rain
9
°C
9.9
5
se
80-100%
1001 mb
moderate
Friday
Overcast
Overcast skies
10
°C
2.6
5
ene
80-100%
1000 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
9
°C
1.8
11
s
80-100%
1005 mb
good
Sunday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
15
°C
0.1
2
nnw
80-100%
1018 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:18:01
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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