Kilsbergen

Kilsbergen is a low mountainous ridge that separates Närke from Värmland. It is the southernmost extension of the taiga in Scandinavia and shows a flora and fauna that are unusual for the latitude. There are several skiing and hiking facilities in Kilsbergen.
Kilsbergen is especially known for its elk population. It was awarded the 1998 Elk Protection medal by Hans Hoffberg in 1993 and these magnificent beasts continue to thrive in the area.

Climate

Being located in the slope formation, the Suttarboda weather station has a humid continental climate with frequent orographic lift and temperature inversion during nights compared to the surrounding plains where the nearest town Örebro is located. The diurnal temperature variation is also often low, courtesy of daytime air cooling at the higher elevation in the slope. SMHI have hosted a weather station since August 1995, leading to records being confined to a shorter timespan than other Swedish stations. Still, during that timeframe, Örebro's airport station have recorded several degrees both warmer and colder extremes than Kilsbergen have.

Climate data for Kilsbergen-Suttarboda (2002–2018 averages, extremes since 1995)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.9
(48.0)
12.3
(54.1)
17.3
(63.1)
23.5
(74.3)
26.7
(80.1)
29.3
(84.7)
30.4
(86.7)
31.1
(88.0)
23.9
(75.0)
19.9
(67.8)
12.4
(54.3)
10.8
(51.4)
31.1
(88.0)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
5.1
(41.2)
11.1
(52.0)
17.5
(63.5)
23.2
(73.8)
25.3
(77.5)
27.3
(81.1)
26.1
(79.0)
20.9
(69.6)
14.7
(58.5)
9.9
(49.8)
6.3
(43.3)
28.3
(82.9)
Average high °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.6
(38.5)
9.9
(49.8)
15.5
(59.9)
18.8
(65.8)
21.4
(70.5)
19.7
(67.5)
15.3
(59.5)
8.6
(47.5)
3.8
(38.8)
0.9
(33.6)
9.7
(49.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.2
(26.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
0.4
(32.7)
5.7
(42.3)
10.9
(51.6)
14.4
(57.9)
17.2
(63.0)
15.9
(60.6)
11.9
(53.4)
6.1
(43.0)
1.9
(35.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
6.4
(43.6)
Average low °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−5.1
(22.8)
−2.8
(27.0)
1.5
(34.7)
6.3
(43.3)
10.0
(50.0)
13.0
(55.4)
12.0
(53.6)
8.5
(47.3)
3.5
(38.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
−3.3
(26.1)
3.2
(37.7)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −15.0
(5.0)
−13.1
(8.4)
−9.9
(14.2)
−4.1
(24.6)
0.7
(33.3)
5.0
(41.0)
8.4
(47.1)
7.1
(44.8)
2.2
(36.0)
−3.0
(26.6)
−7.2
(19.0)
−11.6
(11.1)
−17.1
(1.2)
Record low °C (°F) −21.2
(−6.2)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−16.5
(2.3)
−7.8
(18.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
2.5
(36.5)
6.0
(42.8)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−13.1
(8.4)
−21.2
(−6.2)
−24.8
(−12.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.1
(2.44)
46.5
(1.83)
35.2
(1.39)
38.5
(1.52)
66.4
(2.61)
67.8
(2.67)
87.9
(3.46)
92.8
(3.65)
65.1
(2.56)
79.1
(3.11)
71.1
(2.80)
63.1
(2.48)
775.6
(30.52)
Source #1: SMHI Open Data for Kilsbergen, precipitation[1]
Source #2: SMHI Open Data for Kilsbergen, temperature[2]

References

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