Umea, where it's located

The climate of Umea is cold continental, with freezing winters and mild summers.
The city is located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the province of Västerbotten, at the 63rd parallel. The white nights occur from April 29th to August 15th.
The temperature dropped to -38 °C (-36 °F) in February 1978, and to -35 °C (-31 °F) in January 1987, while it reached 32.5 °C (90.5 °F) in July 2014.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -7.2 °C (19 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 16.2 °C (61 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Umea - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-11-11-8-227111050-4-8
Max (°C)-3-327141821201572-1
Min (°F)121218283645525041322518
Max (°F)272736455764706859453630

Precipitation amounts to 565 millimeters (22.2 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest months (February, March, April) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest (July). Here is the average precipitation.
Umea - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)353030304565757040505045565
Prec.(in)1.41.21.21.21.82.632.81.6221.822.2
Days

On average, there are around 1,885 sunshine hours per year. In summer, also due to the length of the days, the sunshine amount is quite good, and definitely better than in Norway. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Umea - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours1357910975321

The sea temperature ranges between 0 °C (32 °F) and 16 °C (61 °F). So, it never becomes warm for swimming. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Umea - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)200148141612853
Temp (°F)363232343946576154464137

Umea

Best Time


The best time to visit Umea 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.