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Stockholm in december

Stockholm in december

Old Oct 22nd 2004, 10:18 am
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Rag
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Default Stockholm in december

I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
-15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip? Someone who has
lived in Stockholm please advise. Thank you.
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 1:32 pm
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Frank F. Matthews
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I haven't visited then. Worldweather at

http://www.worldweather.org/096/c00187.htm

gives an average min for December of -3C and an average max of 1C or
pretty steady around freezing. Chilly but not bitter. In addition with
all the water around I doubt that it could get that cold easily.

Perhaps they were thinking of Kiruna.

Rag wrote:

    > I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
    > for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
    > it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
    > advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
    > -15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip? Someone who has
    > lived in Stockholm please advise. Thank you.
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 1:51 pm
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Lennart Petersen
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"Frank F. Matthews" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected]...
    >I haven't visited then. Worldweather at
    > http://www.worldweather.org/096/c00187.htm
    > gives an average min for December of -3C and an average max of 1C or
    > pretty steady around freezing. Chilly but not bitter. In addition with
    > all the water around I doubt that it could get that cold easily.
As I've been there for the last 41 years. Those statistics seem to be
old as the last winters have been considerably warmer. Expect something
around +1C to +6C daytime.
Rarely we have seen snow in December.
No doubt it will be dark with sunrise at 9:00 and set at 15:00 with the
hours between typically gloomy and grey. Not exactly the best time for
outdoor activities but we have plenty of indoor activities incl. typical
X-mas activities.
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 5:30 pm
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John Bermont
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Rag wrote:
    > I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
    > for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
    > it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
    > advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
    > -15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip? Someone who has
    > lived in Stockholm please advise. Thank you.

I've traveled there in December. It has short days but I don't recall
any snow. The sky on clear days is like brilliant crystal. Overcast days
can be very gloomy. Dress for cold. Drop into a jazz cafe to warm up.
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Old Oct 22nd 2004, 6:45 pm
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Mimi Forsyth
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I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light only
9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It wasn't
bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around the
streets, and there was great camaraderie on the metro. Keeping warm was a great
excuse for opening a bottle of good wine.


www.mimiforsyth.com
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 8:58 pm
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Bjorn Olsson
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[email protected] (Rag) wrote in message news:<[email protected] om>...
    > I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
    > for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
    > it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
    > advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
    > -15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip?

Cancel? There are plenty of museums and other indoor sights, so the
outdoor temperature doesn't matter so much. Just bring some warm
clothes and your umbrella, because it can also be well above freezing
and rain a lot.

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 9:31 pm
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Markku Grönroos
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"Bjorn Olsson" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
news:[email protected] om...
    > [email protected] (Rag) wrote in message
news:<[email protected] om>...
    > > I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
    > > for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
    > > it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
    > > advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
    > > -15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip?
    > Cancel? There are plenty of museums and other indoor sights, so the
    > outdoor temperature doesn't matter so much. Just bring some warm
    > clothes and your umbrella, because it can also be well above freezing
    > and rain a lot.
Or one can hop into Finland where people enjoy on warm temperatures year
around. For instance I will spend time in temperature being about 175F -
180F later this evening.
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 9:52 pm
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Hasse K
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In news:[email protected],
Mimi Forsyth <[email protected]> wibbled:
    > I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold &
    > light only 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by
    > streetlight). It wasn't bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully
    > dressed Lapps walking around the streets, and there was great
    > camaraderie on the metro. Keeping warm was a great excuse for opening
    > a bottle of good wine.


No Lapps in the streets of Stockholm, unless there is a masquerade going on.

How cold is fiercly cold? In January the temperature ususally is
around freezing, but may well dip far lower on some ocassions.

As others have said rarely snow in December, but it is the darkest time of
year.

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Old Oct 22nd 2004, 10:27 pm
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Timo Valtonen
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"Hasse K" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > In news:[email protected],
    > Mimi Forsyth <[email protected]> wibbled:
    > > I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold &
    > > light only 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by
    > > streetlight). It wasn't bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully
    > > dressed Lapps walking around the streets, and there was great
    > > camaraderie on the metro. Keeping warm was a great excuse for opening
    > > a bottle of good wine.
    > No Lapps in the streets of Stockholm, unless there is a masquerade going
on.
Maybe she saw romani (PC form of gypsies) in their traditional costumes.
After all, they are more likely to be seen in Stockholm than sami (PC form
of lapps).

    > How cold is fiercly cold? In January the temperature ususally is
    > around freezing, but may well dip far lower on some ocassions.
Weather is a question of proper clothes. Not the designer labels but the
functionality.

    > As others have said rarely snow in December, but it is the darkest time of
    > year.
    > --
    > Hasse
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 11:30 pm
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Bjorn Olsson
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[email protected] (Mimi Forsyth) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light only
    > 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It wasn't
    > bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around the
    > streets

Yeah, and it's so interesting to watch how they are herding their
flocks of penguins through the traffic.

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 2:52 am
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Lennart Petersen
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"Mimi Forsyth" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected]...
    >I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light
    >only
    > 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It
    > wasn't
    > bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around
    > the
    > streets,
--------------------------------
They're as many as Sioux Indians on Broadway N.Y
As I've been in Stockholm now for 41 years I'm still waiting for seeing a
traditional dressed Lapp in the street. 1963 I had two working mates
being Lapps from Karesuando but they didn't use traditional dresses. Then
I've seen a few in traditional dress at Kiruna Järnvägshotell for the
Saturday evening. Perhaps one or another is found at the Skansen X-mas
market in Stockholm ?
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 2:55 am
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On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 14:52:42 GMT, "Lennart Petersen"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Mimi Forsyth" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    >news:[email protected]...
    >>I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light
    >>only
    >> 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It
    >> wasn't
    >> bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around
    >> the
    >> streets,
    >--------------------------------
    >They're as many as Sioux Indians on Broadway N.Y
    >As I've been in Stockholm now for 41 years I'm still waiting for seeing a
    >traditional dressed Lapp in the street. 1963 I had two working mates
    >being Lapps from Karesuando but they didn't use traditional dresses. Then
    >I've seen a few in traditional dress at Kiruna Järnvägshotell for the
    >Saturday evening. Perhaps one or another is found at the Skansen X-mas
    >market in Stockholm ?

Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
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Old Oct 23rd 2004, 3:35 am
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Frank F. Matthews
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And does your fiercely cold match the average high of 1C that I found or
the average of 3C that Lennart mentions. Or, perhaps, something colder.
1C is fiercely cold to me after several decades in the southern US.
It would not have been that much for me in my early years in the
northern US.

Mimi Forsyth wrote:

    > I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light only
    > 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It wasn't
    > bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around the
    > streets, and there was great camaraderie on the metro. Keeping warm was a great
    > excuse for opening a bottle of good wine.
    >
    >
    > www.mimiforsyth.com
    >
    >
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 4:56 am
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Lennart Petersen
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<[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected]...
    > On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 14:52:42 GMT, "Lennart Petersen"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>"Mimi Forsyth" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    >>news:[email protected]...
    >>>I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light
    >>>only
    >>> 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It
    >>> wasn't
    >>> bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around
    >>> the
    >>> streets,
    >>--------------------------------
    >>They're as many as Sioux Indians on Broadway N.Y
    >>As I've been in Stockholm now for 41 years I'm still waiting for seeing a
    >>traditional dressed Lapp in the street. 1963 I had two working mates
    >>being Lapps from Karesuando but they didn't use traditional dresses. Then
    >>I've seen a few in traditional dress at Kiruna Järnvägshotell for the
    >>Saturday evening. Perhaps one or another is found at the Skansen X-mas
    >>market in Stockholm ?
    > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    > --
    > Martin
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Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the world
do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus) SE-17300
Tomteboda".
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 5:01 am
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nitram
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On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:56:50 GMT, "Lennart Petersen"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >> Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    >> --
    >> Martin
    >-----------------------------
    >Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    >Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the world
    >do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus) SE-17300
    >Tomteboda".

That's reassuring. :-)

--
Martin
 

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