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stavanger weather in July

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stavanger weather in July

Just wondering if Stavanger gets all the rain that the western fjord regions are famous for. We will have 2 full days in Stavanger, and would like to hike Pulpit Rock when it is not raining. Is this an unrealistic expectation? Or do we have a pretty good chance at that time of year?

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1. Re: stavanger weather in July

Please check out the staristics and weather forecast here: yr.no/place/…statistics.html

July is mid summer and normally one of the driest months in the year. This July was absolutely wonderful most of the time. So your odds are good, but no guarantees!

I think overall it rains more in the Bergen area.

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2. Re: stavanger weather in July

If you have appropriate clothing it can be an enjoyable walk even if it is raining. Preikestolen is not very high so it's unlikely it will be above cloud level, even in bad weather.

The statistics on Pippi's link show the 'normal' rainfall in July is 96mm, which makes it quite a lot wetter than earlier spring and summer months, but drier than later months. There are huge variations each year and this one was unusually good. Not much further north (Bergen) and it was unusually wet this year. 'Normal' in Bergen in July is 148mm.

Wherever you go in Norway unfortunately the weather is almost completely unpredictable more than a few days in advance.

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3. Re: stavanger weather in July

Thank you both! I am very glad to hear that it is not as wet as Bergen. I would just be worried that the hike would be slippery in the rain!

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4. Re: stavanger weather in July

Rain may of course make the path slightly more slippery, particularly stones and gras. If you wear proper hiking boots it is not an issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYPRsrnZwms

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5. Re: stavanger weather in July

Thank you!

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