October in Norway
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|||2019 High||2019 Low||2019 Average||Normal Average||Deviance|
|Oslo||+14.1C (1 October)||-2.9C (7 October)||+5.4C||+6.3C||-0.9C|
|Bergen||+15.3C (2 October)||+0.8C (30 October)||+8C||+8.6C||-0.6C|
|Tromsø||+8.3C (1 October)||-7.4C (27 October)||+0.6C||+3.2C||-2.6C|
Precipitation, Snow & Wind
|||Wettest Day||Total Precipitation||Normal||Days with Precipitation||Snow Days||Highest Wind Gust|
|Oslo||16 October (28.8mm)||110.3mm||84mm||15||0||14.4 m/s|
|Bergen||23 October (62.5mm)||292.2mm||271mm||20||0||15.7 m/s|
|Tromsø||21 October (11mm)||55.4mm||129mm||9||6 (max depth 16cm)||18.5 m/s|
|1 Oct Sunrise/Sunset||1 Oct Day Length||10 Oct Sunrise/Sunset||10 Oct Day Length||20 Oct Sunrise/Sunset||20 Oct Day Length||30 Oct Sunrise/Sunset|
Note: daylight savings ends
|30 Oct Day Length|
|Oslo||7:23am / 6:48pm||11:25:14||7:44am / 6:21pm||10:36:57||8:09am / 5:52pm||9:43:32||7:34am / 4:25pm||8:51:00|
|Bergen||7:45am / 7:09pm||11:24:24||8:07am / 6:42pm||10:35:09||8:32am / 6:13pm||9:40:37||7:58am / 4:45pm||8:46:55|
|Tromsø||7am / 6:04pm||11:04:18||7:36am / 5:24pm||9:47:49||8:17am / 4:38pm||8:20:16||8:03am / 2:51pm||6:48:07|
Typically a rainy month. Snowfall is not that common. The north may start seeing its first snowfall, while southern Norway starts to get those lovely autumn colours. You will experience the changing of the seasons – possibly in just a few hours – so be prepared for any kind of temperature.
The daylight hours are fairly normal; there’s no polar light or short daylight yet. That makes it possible to still enjoy Norway during the day, and you can also hunt for northern ligts at night.
October is a good month for seeing the northern lights as there are typically less rainy days than in December/January.
October is generally a quiet month, though you still may get some groups from summer travelling. By the end of October, though, it’s normally pretty quiet. It’s also the beginning of winter travel, so some groups will come to Norway looking for the northern lights.
All of the trees turn orange in October (or late September). While it’s not as dramatic as the autumn changes in New England, for example, it’s absolutely gorgeous, especially on the fjords.
There are school holidays in October, so you’ll see many families out and about hiking the mountains and forests.