Gällivare Airport

ESNG · Norrbotten, Sweden

Climate Gällivare Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Gällivare Airport (ESNG) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 62.0 74 72 76 47 49
February 61.9 76 48 68 67
March 78.9 86 80 75 80
April 82.8 83 80 89 86
May 85.2 94 87 69 92
June 0 0 0 0
July 80.7 69 79 90 70
August 77.2 72 77 77 89
September 65.4 71 58 73 73
October 53.7 68 63 38 41
November 54.0 44 48 60 57
December 44.5 28 52 54 25
Average 73.5 73.7 76.0 73.0 72.1 75.2

39th best VFR conditions of Sweden

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 75.7 82 81 81 75 65
February 75.5 83 71 80 77
March 88.5 90 89 88 90
April 90.8 89 90 94 92
May 92.7 99 96 84 94
June 0 0 0 0
July 95.2 94 97 97 91
August 90.8 87 87 93 95
September 83.3 88 79 93 86
October 70.5 79 74 61 55
November 66.8 63 64 68 66
December 63.5 49 64 76 43
Average 85.4 81.9 87.7 85.8 86.1 85.0

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -8.3 -11 0 -7 -11 -5
February -7.7 -3 -7 -7 -5
March -2.9 -1 2 -1 0
April 4.5 5 4 4 3
May 10.1 11 11 8 9
June 17.4 18 18 19 21
July 19.0 18 18 22 17
August 16.1 18 18 16 17
September 11.0 13 10 10 12
October 2.0 0 5 3 0
November -4.2 -7 -4 -5 1
December -6.0 -10 -2 -8 -3
Average 2.7 -11.0 5.2 5.8 4.2 5.4

47th highest temperature of Sweden

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -17.5 -21 -11 -16 -18 -13
February -17.6 -13 -17 -17 -16
March -13.8 -15 -9 -10 -10
April -6.5 -4 -6 -6 -6
May 0.0 -1 1 -1 -1
June 6.9 8 8 7 8
July 9.0 9 10 10 9
August 6.4 8 7 6 6
September 2.5 4 3 2 3
October -5.4 -8 -3 -3 -4
November -11.3 -15 -9 -13 -6
December -14.2 -18 -14 -16 -8
Average -7.4 -21.1 -5.3 -4.7 -5.2 -4.9

1st lowest temperature of Sweden

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 32.5 23 24 18 53 33
February 29.9 26 34 36 20
March 17.2 16 12 17 14
April 13.8 13 17 11 19
May 10.1 7 11 14 8
June 0 0 0 0
July 14.0 16 21 6 24
August 12.4 14 7 18 5
September 13.6 16 15 14 9
October 17.8 20 9 34 13
November 22.7 35 21 24 16
December 42.2 68 33 41 55
Average 17.0 22.9 16.6 15.0 18.6 14.6

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 5.3 6 5 7 5 6
February 5.6 7 6 6 5
March 8.0 7 8 9 8
April 7.5 7 8 9 9
May 7.7 9 8 7 8
June 0 0 0 0
July 6.3 6 6 8 6
August 6.4 5 7 6 6
September 6.6 7 6 8 7
October 5.7 6 6 7 5
November 4.9 4 5 4 7
December 4.8 4 4 5 5
Average 6.6 5.6 6.5 6.9 7.2 7.0

47th highest wind speed of Sweden

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 264° 261° 267° 347° 292°
February 274° 306° 314° 277°
March 317° 283° 269° 266°
April 286° 321° 307° 322°
May 262° 287° 353° 272°
June 360° 360° 360° 360°
July 031° 316° 269° 100°
August 123° 214° 350° 273°
September 256° 035° 243° 243°
October 316° 234° 034° 045°
November 344° 268° 293° 224°
December 238° 331° 322° 151°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.