Climate and Average Weather in Finland

Finland has a continental climate with an equal amount of precipitation throughout the year. In the southwest summers are warm, in the rest of the country summers are cool. However Finland is still much warmer compared to other countries at the same latitude. This is mainly due to the proximity of relatively warm seawater and the absence of high mountains.

The ideal time to visit Finland is May through September which is the middle of spring till the end of summer. A quarter of Finland's territory lies within the Arctic Circle and the midnight sun can be experienced around this time of the year. The further north you travel, the more days the midnight sun can be experienced. At Finland's northernmost point, the sun does not set for 73 consecutive days during summer, and does not rise at all for 51 days during winter, when the Aurora Borealis illuminates the sky.

Finland is one of the few countries in the world whose surface area is still expanding. Owing to the post-glacial rebound that has been taking place since the last ice age, the surface area of the country is expanding by about 7 square kilometres (2.70 sq mi) annually.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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Regions in Finland