Most of the Scandinavian country in Northern Europe, Sweden, has a temperate climate, despite its northern latitude, with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures throughout the year.

Temperatures vary greatly from north to south Sweden. Southern and central parts of the country have warm summers and cold winters, with average high temperatures of 20 to 25°C and lows of 12 to 15°C in the summer, and average temperatures of -4 to 2°C in the winter. The northern part of Sweden has shorter, cooler summers, and longer, colder and snowier winters with temperatures that often drop below freezing from September through May.