Finland weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Finland.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Finland. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Finland (Helsinki) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Finland weather overview

Finland is a country of extremes with very harsh winters but warm, pleasant summers. The north of the country lies inside the Arctic Circle and this means summer days are not only sunny but long with an average of 10 hours of sunshine. However temperatures tend to be higher in the low-lying south. In winter, central and southern Finland enjoy relatively mild weather while the rest of the country shivers and dons its snow boots.

In the north, the winter snows can last up to seven months. One compensation for the cold winters is that they bring long bouts of settled weather. In the summer, the weather is very changeable and light rain always a possibility.

What to pack for Finland weather

Take very warm clothing in the winter months, especially if you plan to enter the Arctic Circle, light to warm clothing with rainwear for the summer and always pack insect repellent: gnats and mosquitoes are a pest, especially in the north.

Which is the hottest month in Finland?

The hottest time of year in Helsinki, Finland is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 21°C.

Which month has the most rain in Finland?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Helsinki, Finland with 77mm on average. There are normally 16 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Finland?

The sunniest time of year in Helsinki, Finland is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 50% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Finland?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Helsinki, Finland in August when the water temperature reaches 16°C.

What is the flight time to Finland from the UK?

The flight time to Finland from the UK is typically 3 to 6 hours.

What is the time difference between Finland and the UK?

The time difference between Finland and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Finland?

The main languages spoken in Finland are Finnish and Swedish.

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What is the currency in Finland?

The currency in Finland is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Finland?

Finland uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Finland?

They drive on the right side of the road in Finland.

Compare Finland weather with the USA

Below the Finland weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Finland (Helsinki) and the USA (Washington).

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