The capital city of Sweden is a popular city break destination. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Stockholm, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Stockholm weather in May.
What's the temperature like in Stockholm during May?
The temperature reaches around 14℃ during the daytime in May, falling away to 7℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.
Does it snow in Stockholm during May?
Possibly. There's a chance of snow during May but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.
Does it rain in Stockholm during May?
On average, there will be 7 rainy days during the month, amounting to 1.5mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.
Departure10 May 2022 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
Holiday providerBlueSea Holidays British Airways
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Stockholm Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
9th December 2019 by Budget TravellerPerfect day trip from Stockholm: Drottningholm Palace
After North Sealand Denmark and Falun, Stockholm was the third stop on our UNESCO World Heritage Journeys of Europe roadtrip. It was our first time in the city and to say that we were pretty excited would be an understatement. The first thing that you appreciate about this city is the feeling of being surrounded by water on all sides. I can’t think of a modern capital in Western Europe that has the same feeling of freedom and tranquility. Spread across 14 islands, we discover a city that is a...
2nd March 2021 by AndyWhich of the worlds cities are the safest to travel to?
Is it on the top of your list to enjoy one of the world’s safest cities for your next holiday? In terms of digital security, health services, general infrastructure and low crime rates, the following cities come out on top. As an extra bonus, they’re also packed full of exciting sights, adventures and cultural activities for tourists.Tokyo, JapanAlthough it’s the world’s most populated metropolis, Tokyo is one of the safest cities in terms of low crime rates and superior...
10th February 2021 by Europe a la CarteThe best of Stockholm travel tips
If you’re planning a trip to Stockholm, then this round-up of our best suggestions for things to do should help you make the most out of your time there.Historical Attractions in StockholmStockholm’s most famous museum is the Vasa Museum, home to the 1620s ship which sank and spent 300 years in the Baltic Sea, before being salvaged and becoming the centrepiece of this museum. Another interesting museum (which has some 70-odd museums!) is the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, which recently...
10th February 2021 by Europe a la CarteThe Museum of Medieval Stockholm
Stockholm has a rich medieval history, much of it still preserved in Gamla Stan, Old Town, making it one of the best places to visit in Europe for travellers who are interested in this period of history. It was because of this rich history, that the Museum of Medieval Stockholm was missed. For nearly three years the museum was being renovated. Finally, the museum opened its doors to the public once again. Because I am a history nerd and love museums, I was there.The museum was crawling...
5th February 2021 by Europe a la CarteThe Christmas Market in Old Town Stockholm
The Swedish winter is here, which means that in Stockholm, the sun is going down around 3 in the afternoon. It makes for very short days.Swedes though, are well versed in how to combat the darkness. Christmas lights line the streets and candles shine in windows throughout town. It makes for a beautiful stroll through Stockholm. One of the best places to end up during your stroll is the Christmas market in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town.Open from November 21st through December 23rd, the...
4th March 2009 by Europe a la CarteA quick guide to Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Stockholm is one of those medieval cities that still retains its heritage. Much of it due to its Old Town. Gamla Stan. Cobblestone streets. Medieval buildings. Shoulder-width alleys.The small island at the heart of Stockholm is alive with history. As you walk towards the island stop and drink in the Royal Castle with its imposing Baroque style. While not really living up to my view of fantasy and imagination, mostly because the castle is bereft of all towers, it still cuts an impressive...
Weather in Stockholm
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Stockholm