Gällivare Airport

ESNG · Norrbotten, Sweden

Statistics Gällivare Airport 2019-2022

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Gällivare Airport (ESNG) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 58.4 76 47 49 73
February 59.6 48 68 67 63
March 77.7 80 75 80 79
April 82.9 80 89 86 91
May 83.6 87 69 92 78
June 0 0 0 0
July 82.8 79 90 70 90
August 78.1 77 77 89 70
September 64.6 58 73 73 69
October 51.4 63 38 41 63
November 55.6 48 60 57 47
December 47.5 52 54 25 54
Average 73.1 73.0 72.1 75.2 74.9

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: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 73.8 81 75 65 77
February 74.2 71 80 77 74
March 88.1 89 88 90 88
April 91.1 90 94 92 98
May 91.8 96 84 94 92
June 0 0 0 0
July 95.4 97 97 91 97
August 91.5 87 93 95 88
September 82.5 79 93 86 84
October 69.0 74 61 55 78
November 67.5 64 68 66 63
December 66.1 64 76 43 75
Average 85.6 85.8 86.1 85.0 87.0

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

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

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January -9.6 -7 -11 -5 -12
February -7.1 -7 -7 -5 -7
March -2.9 2 -1 0 -2
April 4.4 4 4 3 8
May 10.0 11 8 9 10
June 17.3 18 19 21 17
July 19.1 18 22 17 19
August 15.8 18 16 17 17
September 10.7 10 10 12 11
October 2.4 5 3 0 0
November -4.7 -4 -5 1 -7
December -6.7 -2 -8 -3 -4
Average 4.6 5.8 4.2 5.4 4.3

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 2022 2021 2020 2019
January -17.3 -16 -18 -13 -20
February -17.0 -17 -17 -16 -17
March -12.3 -9 -10 -10 -13
April -6.3 -6 -6 -6 -4
May 0.1 1 -1 -1 0
June 6.7 8 7 8 7
July 9.0 10 10 9 9
August 6.2 7 6 6 7
September 2.3 3 2 3 1
October -4.1 -3 -3 -4 -8
November -10.0 -9 -13 -6 -14
December -13.0 -14 -16 -8 -10
Average -5.5 -4.7 -5.2 -4.9 -6.9

1st lowest temperature of Sweden

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 35.5 18 53 33 31
February 30.7 34 36 20 31
March 17.4 12 17 14 19
April 14.0 17 11 19 5
May 10.6 11 14 8 17
June 0 0 0 0
July 13.6 21 6 24 5
August 12.1 7 18 5 13
September 13.3 15 14 9 17
October 17.5 9 34 13 22
November 20.6 21 24 16 30
December 37.5 33 41 55 30
Average 16.1 15.0 18.6 14.6 16.2

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 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 5.3 7 5 6 4
February 5.4 6 6 5 7
March 8.1 8 9 8 9
April 7.6 8 9 9 6
May 7.6 8 7 8 8
June 0 0 0 0
July 6.4 6 8 6 6
August 6.6 7 6 6 6
September 6.7 6 8 7 6
October 5.6 6 7 5 5
November 5.0 5 4 7 3
December 5.0 4 5 5 6
Average 6.7 6.9 7.2 7.0 6.3

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 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 267° 347° 292° 294°
February 306° 314° 277° 280°
March 283° 269° 266° 293°
April 321° 307° 322° 295°
May 287° 353° 272° 348°
June 000° 000° 000° 000°
July 316° 269° 100° 073°
August 214° 350° 273° 133°
September 035° 243° 243° 262°
October 234° 034° 045° 352°
November 268° 293° 224° 306°
December 331° 322° 151° 259°

Prevailing wind direction

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

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