Weather, climate and best time to go to Finland

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Finland

Best time to go to Finland

Best time to go to Finland

The best time to go to Finland is from june until september, in which you have a soft or pleasant temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Finland is 22° in july and the lowest is -2° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Finland or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Finland
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan -2° 65 mm 18
Feb -2° 68 mm 17
Mar 58 mm 15
Apr 60 mm 5
May 13° 58 mm 1
Jun 17° 76 mm 0
Jul 22° 72 mm 0
Aug 20° 103 mm 0
Sep 16° 74 mm 0
Oct 73 mm 2
Nov 83 mm 6
Dec 87 mm 15
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Finland? Go to the full climate information about Finland

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Finland indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Finland.

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Climate Finland

Climate Finland

In Finland there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the warm-summer humid continental climate and subarctic climate. The average annual temperature for Finland is 9° degrees and there is 877 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 98 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 3.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Helsinki in Finland per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan -2° -5° 65 mm 7 18 6 3 1
Feb -2° -5° 68 mm 8 17 3 3 1
Mar -2° 58 mm 10 15 6 3 1
Apr 60 mm 16 5 9 3 2
May 13° 58 mm 16 1 14 3 4
Jun 17° 13° 76 mm 17 0 13 3 5
Jul 22° 17° 72 mm 18 0 13 3 5
Aug 20° 16° 103 mm 19 0 12 3 4
Sep 16° 12° 74 mm 17 0 13 3 4
Oct 73 mm 17 2 12 3 2
Nov 83 mm 19 6 5 4 1
Dec -1° 87 mm 15 15 1 4 1

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum -2° in january in Finland and at least around -5° degrees. In january there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 18 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum -2° in february in Finland and at least around -5° degrees. In february there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 68 mm. The it will be dry 3 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 17 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 1° in march in Finland and at least around -2° degrees. In march there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 58 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 15 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 6° in april in Finland and at least around 2° degrees. In april there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 5 days in april.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 13° in may in Finland and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 58 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 1 day in may.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 17° in june in Finland and at least around 13° degrees. In june there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 76 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Finland.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 22° in july in Finland and at least around 17° degrees. In july there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 72 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Finland.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 20° in august in Finland and at least around 16° degrees. In august there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Finland.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 16° in september in Finland and at least around 12° degrees. In september there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 74 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Finland.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 9° in october in Finland and at least around 6° degrees. In october there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 73 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 2 days in october.

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 5° in november in Finland and at least around 3° degrees. In november there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 83 mm. The it will be dry 5 days this month in Finland and on average, it snows 6 days in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 2° in december in Finland and at least around -1° degrees. In december there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 87 mm. The it will be dry 1 day this month in Finland and on average, it snows 15 days in december.

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Weather statistics Finland

Weather statistics Finland

View all weather statistics from Finland per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Finland and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Finland

14 day weather forecast Finland

The weather for Helsinki in Finland will be 19° till 17° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Betrokken wolken Broken wolken Betrokken wolken Enkele wolken Lichte Regen
Max (°C) 19° 19° 20° 22° 18° 18° 17°
Min (°C) 12° 11° 17° 19° 13° 12° 14°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 30% 15% 15% 0% 25% 10% 80%
Rainfall (mm) 2.8mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0mm 2.3mm 0.7mm 21.6mm
UV-index
UV-index 5 5 2 4 3 5 2
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Light doucheregen Broken wolken Enkele wolken Broken wolken Broken wolken Broken wolken Betrokken wolken
Max (°C) 16° 17° 20° 15° 17° 16° 17°
Min (°C) 12° 13° 11° 13° 10° 11° 12°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 50% 40% 0% 25% 15% 10% 15%
Rainfall (mm) 5.7mm 4.3mm 0mm 1.8mm 0.3mm 0.7mm 0.1mm
UV-index
UV-index 2 4 4 2 2 3 2
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About Finland

About Finland

Finland is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Helsinki. It is 337.030 km² with 1.250 km of coastline and has a population of 5.514.997. In terms of area, the country is 11x bigger than United Kingdom. If you want to call Finland you have to use +358 or 00358 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +3585012457809 or 003585012457809.


Finland is in a straight line at 1.821 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 2 hour and 50 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 2695 km from London to the capital city Helsinki and you are about 32 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Time difference Finland

Time difference Finland

In Finland it is now 19:47 hour in the evening on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Finland is Europe/Helsinki and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

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Vaccinations Finland

Vaccinations Finland

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Finland.

  • Tekenencefalitis
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Currency Finland

Currency Finland

In Finland the Europese Euro is used to pay.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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MasterCard Nearby
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Advertentie creditcard

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

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