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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
16.01.2020 18–24 Heavy rain 5 mm 7 °C Fresh breeze from East 9 m/s
17.01.2020 00–06 Rain showers 2 mm 6 °C Fresh breeze from East-southeast 10 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy <1 mm 6 °C Gentle breeze from Southeast 5 m/s
12–18 Rain showers 1 mm 7 °C Fresh breeze from West 10 m/s
18–24 Light rain showers <1 mm 5 °C Near gale from West-northwest 17 m/s
18.01.2020 00–06 Fair <1 mm 5 °C Near gale from West-northwest 15 m/s
06–12 Fair 0 mm 5 °C Near gale from West-northwest 14 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy <1 mm 6 °C Near gale from West-northwest 15 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 1 mm 6 °C Strong breeze from West-northwest 12 m/s
19.01.2020 00–06 Partly cloudy <1 mm 6 °C Fresh breeze from West 9 m/s
06–12 Cloudy <1 mm 7 °C Fresh breeze from Southwest 11 m/s
12–18 Rain 1 mm 7 °C Near gale from South-southwest 16 m/s
18–24 Rain 2 mm 8 °C Gale from Southwest 18 m/s
20.01.2020 00–06 Light rain <1 mm 9 °C Gale from Southwest 19 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 9 °C Gale from Southwest 19 m/s
12–18 Light rain showers <1 mm 7 °C Strong breeze from West 14 m/s
18–24 Fair <1 mm 6 °C Strong breeze from West 14 m/s
21.01.2020 00–06 Light rain showers <1 mm 5 °C Gale from West 17 m/s
06–12 Cloudy 0 mm 6 °C Near gale from West-northwest 15 m/s
12–18 Cloudy <1 mm 6 °C Fresh breeze from West-northwest 8 m/s
18–24 Light rain <1 mm 6 °C Moderate breeze from West-northwest 7 m/s