Bergen has a temperate oceanic climate with seasonal differences in mild temperatures. The climate is mild thanks to the influences of the Gulf Stream, but the rains are very intense due to the conformation of the territory where the city stands. In fact, just behind Bergen there are mountains that block the clouds coming from the Atlantic ocean causing heavy rains. Bergen is best known as one of the rainiest town in Norway.
It rains all year round in Bergen, but the rainiest months are between September and December. While those between April and July are relatively dry, May is the driest month. The city has 202 rainy days in a year, on average 2,250 mm of rain per year fall. The month with the least rainy days is June with 11 days. While the months of September (20 rainy days), October (24 rainy days), December (21 rainy days) and January (20 rainy days) have over 20 rainy days each.
Bergen’s temperatures are quite mild. In the colder months of January and February the average minimum temperatures reach -0.5 ° C. While in summer they reach 11.5 ° C in July. Average maximum temperatures vary between 17.6 ° C in July and 3.6 ° C in January. The hours of sunshine are only 1,179 per year.
WHEN TO GO TO BERGEN
The best months for a trip to Bergen are those between May and September which have mild temperatures and very long days. As for rain, the months between April and July are the least rainy. Although rain is a common occurrence in any season. The month of June – that is, the one with the least rainy days – has an average of 11 rainy days per month. The month of October – which is the one with the most rainy days – has an average of no less than 24 rainy days.
THE CLIMATE OF BERGEN: CLIMATE TABLES
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