Bergen Climate & Weather

Bergen Climate and Weather

Not only is Bergen the warmest city in Norway, thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, but it is also probably the wettest. In fact, so well known has the city become for its high rainfall that at one stage an entrepreneur posted umbrella vending machines in the streets. Bergen's annual average precipitation is 88 inches (2250mm), and most of this falls as rain. Summers are pleasantly mild to warm, and in winter temperatures generally remain above freezing, although stiff breezes may make it feel much colder. Snow falls on odd days, and is generally not more than 10 cm deep. In summer, June to August, average temperatures range between 50.4°F and 63.7°F (10.2°C and 17.6°C); and in winter, December to February, average temperatures range between 31.1°F and 39°F (-0.5°C and 4°C).

The best time to holiday in Bergen depends hugely on your desired activities, as many people plan cruises and outdoor excursions which are weather dependant. The most popular time to visit Bergen is in late spring or early summer, May and June, when the city receives the most sun and its best weather. If you travel to Bergen at any other time of year a sunny day will be an unexpected bonus. May is also the month when the town hosts its famous jazz festival.

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