Winter weather in Finland
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10 Fun to Know Facts about Winter Weather in Finland


Hope you like winter, because In Finland winter isn’t just one of the four seasons. It’s the longest season. Here are some fun to know facts about winter weather in Finland!

Winter is the Longest Season in Finland

On average winter lasts about 100 days in Southern Finland and 200 days in Northern Finland (Lapland). So winter can be long and cold. But luckily not always. Except for those extremely cold and/or snowy days, winter weather in Finland is usually quite pleasant.

When Winter Begins in Finland?

In Lapland winter usually begins in October. In Southern Finland about a month later.

When Lakes Freeze in Finland?

Finnish lakes freeze usually at the end of November or early December.

When the Weather is Coldest?

In Finland, the coldest temperatures are usually experienced at the end of January or February.

How Cold is Winter in Finland?

During the coldest days temperature can drop close to -45 °C in Lapland and in Eastern Finland. In Southern Finland coldest winter days can be -35 °C.

The Longest Cold Period in Finland

Longest cold period ever recorded was in Sodankylä, in Lapland in 1985. Daily temperatures were below -25 °C for 26 consecutive days between 30.1.1985 and 24.2.1985.

What is the Coldest Temperature Recorded in Finland?

Coldest temperature recorded in Finland is -51.5 °C (January 28th 1999, Kittilä, Lapland)

Is there much Snow in Finland?

Winters can be snowy in Finland. In Lapland snow cover can be over 100 cm deep.

What is the Deepest Snow Cover in Finland?

The deepest snow cover recorded in Finland is 190 cm (April 19th 1997, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland).

When Winter ends in Finland?

Snow usually melts away between March and April. In Lapland you can sometimes find snow in May

Finnish Meteorological institute