The climate of Skagen is sub-oceanic, with cold winters and mild summers.
The town is located on the northern tip of Denmark, the most windy and maritime area of the country.
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of 0.8 °C (33 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 17.1 °C (63 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Skagen - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)0-104811141412852
Max (°C)4351014182020171285
Min (°F)323032394652575754464136
Max (°F)393741505764686863544641

Precipitation amounts to 645 millimeters (25.4 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest month (February) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest ones (September, October). Here is the average precipitation.
Skagen - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)503040354555506075756560645
Prec.(in)21.21.61.41.82.222.4332.62.425.4
Days11797787911121211110

On average, there are around 1,960 sunshine hours per year. In summer, also due to the length of the days, the sunshine amount is quite good. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Skagen - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours2346991085322

The sea temperature ranges between 3 °C (37 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F). So, it never becomes warm for swimming (if not for Northern Europeans). Here are the average sea temperatures.
Skagen - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)434610141718151296
Temp (°F)393739435057636459544843

Skagen

Best Time


The best time to visit Skagen is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, you must take into account some rainy days and a bit of cold at night.