Finland
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Finland

The best time to visit 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.

Finland has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is 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 North Finland weather 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 South Finland weather 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 temperature (°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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Finland weather

The Finland weather for will be 10° till 16° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature is 9°C.

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

Finland 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Thursday
19 may
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13°C
5°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
NNE
9°C
2
Friday
20 may
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14°C
2°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
ESE
9°C
6
Saturday
21 may
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13°C
3°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
ESE
9°C
6
Sunday
22 may
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14°C
3°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
E
9°C
6
Monday
23 may
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16°C
7°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
W
9°C
6


Climate Finland

Click on a region of Finland to view the climate:

North Finland (Rovaniemi)

North Finland has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. 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

South Finland (Helsinki)

South Finland has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. 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 Finland weather like in a given month? 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 19 May 2022

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

What is the area code of Finland?

The area code to call Finland is +358.