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Best time to visit Gothenburg, Sweden

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The best time to visit Gothenburg is May-August

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May-August is the best time to go to Gothenburg.

In summer, the temperature in Gothenburg can rise as high as 23℃ (74℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to -6℃ (21℉) around February.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gothenburg, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Gothenburg in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Gothenburg, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

June

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Gothenburg seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Gothenburg as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Gothenburg is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Gothenburg

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Gothenburg for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Gothenburg climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Gothenburg for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Gothenburg in January

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gothenburg in February

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gothenburg in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gothenburg in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gothenburg in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gothenburg in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gothenburg in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Gothenburg in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Gothenburg in September

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Gothenburg in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gothenburg in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gothenburg in December

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gothenburg in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Gothenburg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 20℃ (68℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Gothenburg is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Gothenburg is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gothenburg, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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