Climate

Panorama in summer
Lillehammer is known for its relatively dry climate with plenty of snow, not much wind, and stable temperatures. A main characteristics of the climate in the region is cold winters and warm summers i.e.continental climate.

The prevailing westerly winds, which often even in winter give much rain in the western part of Norway, give only minor precipitation in the region because of the sheltering effect of the Central Norwegian Mountain Ridge. Most of the precipitation comes from southern or eastern directions in such amounts that the ground may be covered with snow in the period from November to April.

Average temperature in Lillehammer  Jan  Feb  Mar Apr May  Jun
 Day (°C):  ÷ 6   -3 3 7  14   18    
  Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Day (°C):  20  18  13  7  0  ÷ 4
Average snowdept in mountain

Nov

Dec

Jan 

Feb  Mar Apr
 cm  40  60  75  110  120  70
  •   Sunrise and sunset in Lillehammer

24.11 24.12 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08
Sunrise 08:45 09:32 08:58 07:36 06:06 04:30 03:11 02:42 03:32 04:51
Sunset  15:24 15:03 16:02 17:28 18:44 20:04 21:22 22:00 21:16 19:49

You can even look up the weather and web cams so you'll know what to pack for your holiday