For many decades precipitation was only around 300mm per year, similar to levels in a desert. The air is very dry, particularly in winter, and while we do get snow it is much less than nearby Björkliden and Riksgränsen. During the last 30 years we have seen precipitation rates per year increase. This is connected to the higher temperatures, as warm air holds more moisture. From what we know so far this trend may continue and Abisko will get more snow and rain. Looking closer at monthly changes we can see which time of the year is getting wetter, or dryer.