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Oslo Climate & Temperature

  • Oslo, Norway is at 59°56'N, 10°43'E, 97 m (317 ft). See map.
  • Oslo has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Köppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Oslo is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 5.7 degrees Celsius (42.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 20.7 °C (37.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -1°C (30.2°F) on average falling to -6°C (21.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 10°C (50°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 1°C (33.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 21°C (69.8°F) and average low temperatures are 11.7°C (53°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 9.3°C (48.8°F) during the day and lows of 3.3°C (38°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 763 mm (30 inches) which is equivalent to 763 Litres/m² (18.71 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1632 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Oslo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -1 (30) 4 (39) 10 (50) 16 (61) 20 (68) 22 (72) 21 (70) 16 (61) 9 (48) 3 (37) 0 (32) 10 (50)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (24) -4 (25) 0 (32) 5 (40) 11 (51) 15 (59) 16 (62) 15 (59) 11 (51) 6 (43) 1 (33) -3 (26) 6 (42)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (19) -7 (19) -4 (25) 1 (34) 6 (43) 10 (50) 13 (55) 12 (54) 8 (46) 3 (37) -1 (30) -4 (25) 3 (37)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 49 (2) 36 (1) 47 (2) 41 (2) 53 (2) 65 (3) 81 (3) 89 (4) 90 (4) 84 (3) 73 (3) 55 (2) 763 (30)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 15 (48%) 12 (42%) 9 (29%) 11 (37%) 10 (32%) 13 (43%) 15 (48%) 14 (45%) 14 (47%) 14 (45%) 16 (53%) 17 (55%)   160 (44%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 01:27 02:56 04:54 06:04 07:30 08:08 07:03 05:54 04:36 02:48 01:22 00:48   04:28
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 6h 50' 9h 05' 11h 46' 14h 35' 17h 09' 18h 40' 17h 58' 15h 38' 12h 51' 10h 03' 7h 29' 6h 02'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 22 (78) 34 (66) 43 (57) 43 (57) 45 (55) 44 (56) 40 (60) 39 (61) 37 (63) 29 (71) 19 (81) 14 (86)   37 (63)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 10.3 19.6 30.4 42 50.3 53.5 50.5 42.1 30.7 19.3 10.1 6.8   30.4

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Oslo Climate Graph in Metric Units

Oslo Climate Graph

Oslo Climograph in English Units

Oslo Climate Graph

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