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 11° till 13° degrees in the next 14 days with a few 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

Thursday 16 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
13° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 17 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
13° 1.1 mm 50% 4 m/s 2
Saturday 18 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
13° 0.5 mm 30% 4 m/s 2
Sunday 19 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13° 0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 2
Monday 20 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
13° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Tuesday 21 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
13° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 22 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
13° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
13° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Friday 24 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
13° 0.6 mm 35% 4 m/s 2
Saturday 25 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
13° 1.5 mm 60% 4 m/s 1
Sunday 26 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
13° 0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 1
Monday 27 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
13° 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
13° 0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
13° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

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 10,678 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Helsinki). By car the distance is 15,489 km. You are on your way 201 hours and 20 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Finland?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Finland is approximately 13 h. 30 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 4x smaller 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 16 September 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Finland?

The area code to call Finland is +358.