When is the best time to go to Helsinki

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Helsinki, Finland. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Helsinki weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Helsinki are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Helsinki January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-2°C 37mm 0.7hrs 8.5hrs 3°C

January in Helsinki is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Helsinki for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Helsinki and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -2°C (28°F), whilst at night -8°C (18°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Helsinki with around 37mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Helsinki February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-2°C 25mm 1.8hrs 10.6hrs 2°C

February in Helsinki is generally dry with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Helsinki for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Helsinki and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -3°C (27°F), whilst at night -8°C (17°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Helsinki with around 25mm 1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in February »

March

Helsinki March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
0°C 27mm 3.6hrs 13.1hrs 1°C

The weather in March in Helsinki is characteristically cold and dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Helsinki.

March is in the spring in Helsinki and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (33°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Helsinki with around 27mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in March »

April

Helsinki April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
5°C 33mm 5.6hrs 16.2hrs 2°C

Helsinki's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Helsinki.

April is in the spring in Helsinki and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (42°F), whilst at night -1°C (31°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Helsinki with around 33mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in April »

May

Helsinki May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
11°C 30mm 8.8hrs 19.5hrs 5°C

May is a dry month in Helsinki and the temperature is generally cool.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Helsinki, with some very good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Helsinki and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Helsinki with around 30mm 1.2 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in May »

June

Helsinki June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 38mm 10.7hrs 8.5hrs 10°C

June is a reasonably dry month in Helsinki and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Helsinki, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Helsinki and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Helsinki with around 38mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in June »

July

Helsinki July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 61mm 9.3hrs 10.6hrs 16°C

July in Helsinki is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Helsinki, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Helsinki and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Helsinki with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in July »

August

Helsinki August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 75mm 7hrs 13.1hrs 17°C

The weather in August in Helsinki is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Helsinki, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Helsinki and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Helsinki with around 75mm 2.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in August »

September

Helsinki September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 64mm 4.4hrs 16.2hrs 14°C

Helsinki's weather in September is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Helsinki.

September is in the fall / autumn in Helsinki and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 8°C (47°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Helsinki with around 64mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in September »

October

Helsinki October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 59mm 2.7hrs 19.5hrs 10°C

October is a reasonably dry month in Helsinki and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Helsinki for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Helsinki and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Helsinki with around 59mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in October »

November

Helsinki November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
3°C 62mm 1.2hrs 8.5hrs 7°C

November in Helsinki is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Helsinki for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Helsinki and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (39°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Helsinki with around 62mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in November »

December

Helsinki December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
0°C 48mm 0.7hrs 10.6hrs 5°C

December in Helsinki is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Helsinki for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Helsinki and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 0°C (32°F), whilst at night -5°C (24°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Helsinki with around 48mm 1.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Helsinki weather in December »

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Helsinki weather statistics
Hottest month: July 19.5°C 67.1°F
Driest month: February 25mm 1ins
Sunniest month: June 10.7hrs
Coldest month: February -2.7°C 27.1°F
Wettest month: August 75mm 3ins
Warmest sea: August 16.9°C 62.4°F
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