Stavanger, located on the southwest coast of Norway, has a temperate maritime climate, characterised by mild winters and cool summers. From December to February, average winter temperatures range from 32 to 37°F (0 to 3°C), and from June to August, summer high temperatures average from 57 to 64°F (14 to 18°C).

The city receives an average of 47 inches (1,200 mm) of precipitation per year, with the majority in the form of rainfall. Snowfall is less common, but it can occur in the winter months. Stavanger is known for its humidity, which can make the summer months feel warmer than they actually are. The region is also known for strong winds coming off the coast and through the fjords.