Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, the Swedish climate is much milder than might be expected at this latitude. In the summer, it can be hot and dry with temperatures reaching 30 °C (about 85 °F).

The difference between the southern and northern regions of Sweden is not that noticeable in the summer, except that in June and July the sun never sets in the northernmost parts, a phenomenon called the midnight sun.

Northern Sweden is covered in snow at wintertime, with temperatures as low as to -30 °C, while winter in southern Sweden does not always bring snow nor temperatures below zero.

Average temperature in Stockholm: