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!
1. 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.
2. Winter Begins in October
In Lapland winter usually begins in October. In Southern Finland about a month later.
3. Finland is a Land of the Frozen Lakes
Finnish lakes freeze usually at the end of November or early December.
4. Winter is Coldest in February
In Finland, the coldest winter temperatures are usually experienced at the end of January or February.
5. Winter Weather can be Freezing
Winters can be cold 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.
6. Cold Periods can be Long 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.
7. Temperature can Drop to -50 °C
Coldest temperature recorded in Finland is -51.5 °C (January 28th 1999, Kittilä, Lapland)
8. Winters are Usually Snowy
Winters can be snowy in Finland. In Lapland snow cover can be over 100 cm deep.
9. Snow Cover can be 2 Meters Deep
The deepest snow cover recorded in Finland is 190 cm (April 19th 1997, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland).
10. Winters Ends Usually in March?
Snow usually melts away between March and April. In Lapland you can sometimes find snow in May