Finland weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Finland

The best time to visit in Finland is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Finland is 20°C in July and the lowest is -3°C in January. The weather and climate of Finland is suitable for a winter sports.

Finland has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Finland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather North Finland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -9 -7 -3 1 11 16 20 17 12 3 -2 -6
Precipitation (mm) 23 21 29 23 29 38 36 37 31 28 29 29
Climate data from city: Rovaniemi

Average weather South Finland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -3 -2 0 6 13 16 20 20 15 8 5 1
Water temp. (°C) 3 0 0 2 9 17 23 23 20 13 9 5
Precipitation (mm) 34 32 30 23 20 29 38 37 25 36 36 40
Climate data from city: Helsinki

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14 day weather forecast Finland

The weather for in Finland will be 7° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Finland is based on the weather conditions in the city of Helsinki.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 23 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
4.9 cm 4.5 mm 95% 5 m/s 1
Sunday 24 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 1.7 mm 65% 3 m/s 2
Monday 25 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.9 mm 50% 6 m/s 1
Tuesday 26 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.9 mm 45% 5 m/s 1
Wednesday 27 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 2
Thursday 28 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Friday 29 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.5 mm 35% 3 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 30 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Sunday 31 Oct Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 1.1 mm 55% 5 m/s 2
Monday 1 Nov Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 1.1 mm 50% 6 m/s 1
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.1 mm 10% 7 m/s 0
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 2.9 mm 75% 7 m/s 0
Thursday 4 Nov Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 0
Friday 5 Nov Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0

Climate Finland

Click on a region of Finland to view the climate:

Climate table of North Finland (Rovaniemi)

North Finland has the continental climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Finland is 4° degrees and there is about 352 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 137 days a year with an average humidity of 87% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -9 -7 -3 1 11 16 20 17 12 3 -2 -6
Night temp. (°C) -14 -13 -11 -5 3 7 11 9 5 -1 -5 -10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 23 21 29 23 29 38 36 37 31 28 29 29
Days with rain 2 1 5 10 13 15 16 15 14 9 7 3
Days with snow 20 19 20 18 6 1 - - 1 8 16 22
Dry days 9 8 6 2 12 14 15 16 15 14 7 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 1 2 3 3 9 1 10 9 6 4 2 1
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 1 1 1 4 5 5 4 2 1 1 1
Climate data from city: Rovaniemi

Climate table of South Finland (Helsinki)

South Finland has the continental climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Finland is 8° degrees and there is about 380 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 137 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -3 -2 0 6 13 16 20 20 15 8 5 1
Night temp. (°C) -6 -6 -4 1 7 11 15 15 11 5 2 -2
Water temp. (°C) 3 0 0 2 9 17 23 23 20 13 9 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 34 32 30 23 20 29 38 37 25 36 36 40
Days with rain 7 6 9 12 11 14 16 15 12 12 13 11
Days with snow 20 19 18 5 1 - - - - 3 6 16
Dry days 4 3 4 13 19 16 15 16 18 16 11 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 4 7 10 13 12 10 8 4 3 2
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 1 1 1 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 1 1
Climate data from city: Helsinki

Finland weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Finland? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Finland?

Finland lies in a straight line about 16,936 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Helsinki).

How long is the flight to Finland?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Finland is approximately 20 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Finland?

These are the largest airports in Finland:

How many inhabitants are there in Finland?

Finland has approximately 5,514,997 inhabitants.

How big is Finland?

The area of Finland is around 337,030 km². It is 1,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Finland?

The capital of Finland is Helsinki.

What is the currency of Finland?

In Finland the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 October 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.58 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.72 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 5.82 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 17.17 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 58.23 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 171.72 Euro

What is the area code of Finland?

The area code to call Finland is +358.