Helsinki Weather in January

What's the weather like in Helsinki (Province of Western Finland) in January 2024?

The climate in Helsinki during January can be summarized as cold and reasonably dry.

January is in the winter in Helsinki and is typically the 2nd 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.

Helsinki weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature -2.3°C 28°F
Nightly temperature -7.6°C 18.4°F
Average temperature -4.9°C 23.2°F
Daily sunshine 0.7 hrs
Avg rainfall 37 mm 1.5 ins
Rainy days 18 days
Sea temperature 2.9°C 37.2°F
Humidity 87%
Windspeed 19.4kph 12 mph

On average January is the 5th 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.

January temperatures in Helsinki

Helsinki average temperature in January

January rainfall

Helsinki average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Helsinki average rain in January

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Helsinki in January 2024.

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Helsinki weather stats

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
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