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Climate

The climate of the Faroe Islands is dominated by the sea. Winters are mild for the latitude and summers are correspondingly cool. Whilst it can snow in winter, it’s not common, and whilst it can be pleasantly warm in summer, cloudy, cooler days are more usual. The average temperature in summer is 13C and in winter 3C.

During the summer, thanks to the high latitude, the days are long – in late June and early July, for example, there are nearly 20 hours of daylight. Either side of sunrise and sunset at this time of year, it doesn’t really get dark and there’s a sort of half-twilight which keeps the sky remarkably bright.

Forecast for Tórshavn

Forecast for Tórshavn  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
06.12.2019 11–12 Cloudy 0 mm 4 °C Moderate breeze from West-northwest 6 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm 4 °C Moderate breeze from West-northwest 6 m/s
18–24 Clear sky <1 mm 3 °C Moderate breeze from Northwest 8 m/s
07.12.2019 00–06 Fair 0 mm 3 °C Moderate breeze from North-northwest 7 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm 3 °C Moderate breeze from Northwest 6 m/s
12–18 Cloudy <1 mm 2 °C Light air from North 1 m/s
18–24 Rain 4 mm 3 °C Strong breeze from East-southeast 13 m/s
08.12.2019 00–06 Heavy rain 18 mm 4 °C Gale from East 18 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 13 mm 5 °C Gale from East-northeast 20 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 6 mm 4 °C Strong gale from East-northeast 21 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy <1 mm 5 °C Gale from North-northeast 19 m/s
09.12.2019 00–06 Fair <1 mm 4 °C Near gale from North 15 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm 3 °C Strong breeze from North 12 m/s
12–18 Cloudy 0 mm 3 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 4 m/s
18–24 Rain 4 mm 3 °C Moderate breeze from South 7 m/s
10.12.2019 00–06 Heavy rain 10 mm 7 °C Strong breeze from South 13 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 7 mm 7 °C Strong breeze from Southwest 12 m/s
12–18 Cloudy <1 mm 6 °C Fresh breeze from West-southwest 8 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy <1 mm 6 °C Fresh breeze from South-southwest 10 m/s
11.12.2019 00–06 Partly cloudy <1 mm 5 °C Moderate breeze from West 8 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 3 °C Gale from Northwest 18 m/s
12–18 Light rain showers <1 mm 4 °C Near gale from West-northwest 15 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 4 °C Strong breeze from Northwest 14 m/s