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The climate of the Faroe Islands: when to go to the Faroe

The Faroe Islands have a mainly oceanic climate, with cool summers and mild winters, the days are usually a cloudy sky, even the fogs are frequent and the winds are often very strong. The islands are generally cloudy, wet, windy, with over 260 days of rain a year. The rainiest months are those from September to March, with a monthly average of between 17 and 22 days of rain. The sunshine hours are only 841 a year.

The Faroe Islands are under the influence of the warm ocean currents of the Gulf Stream, the climate is very mild for the latitude. The temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. The snow is possible, but is of short duration.

In the Faroe Islands differences in seasonal temperatures are less pronounced, the average minimum temperatures vary between 1°C in winter and 9°C in summer, while the average maximum temperatures vary between 5°C in winter and 13°C in summer.

The sunny days are rare and overcast days are common. The islands lie in the path of depressions moving towards the northeast and this means that strong winds and heavy rains are possible at any time of the year, the average annual rainfall is 1,300 mm.

WHEN TO GO TO THE FAROE ISLANDS

The best time to travel to the Faroe Islands are the relatively dry months, with warmer temperatures and longer days, between May and August.


THE CLIMATE OF THE FAROE ISLANDS: CLIMATE TABLES


TORSHAVN (24 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 1,7 5,8 157,7  22
February 1,3 5,6 115,2  17
March 1,7 6,0 131,6  21
April 3,0 7,3 89,5  16
May 5,1 9,2 63,3  13
June 7,1 11,1 57,5  12
July 9,0 12,8 74,3  13
August 9,2 13,1 96,0  13
September 7,6 11,5 119,5  18
October 5,4 9,3 147,4  22
November 3,4 7,2 139,3  21
December 2,1 6,2 135,3  22
YEAR 4,7 8,8 1321,3  210

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