Typical summer weather in Finland isn’t too bad. Days are long and the temperatures are usually very enjoyable. It doesn’t get too hot, but at its best it is still warm enough to enjoy beach days.
What is summer weather like in Finland?
Well, if we believe the old Finnish saying “Finnish summer is short but at least there isn’t much snow” (in Finnish “Suomen kesä on lyhyt mutta vähäluminen”) we shouldn’t expect much of it. But although there are a bit’s of truth in it, the situation isn’t all that bad.
No, the summer weather in Finland is actually pretty good. Especially if we consider Finland’s northern location. In Finland summer days are long and the temperatures are usually very enjoyable. It doesn’t get too hot, but at its best it is still warm enough to enjoy beach days. Some days might be cloudy, it might rain, or thunder might strike, but it hardly ever snows!
And what comes to this Finnish saying mentioned earlier, we can consider is as a another example of dark Finnish humor. Finns are known to be modest, and if we don’t expect much, even a little sunshine feels like a great success.
Fun Facts about the Summer Weather in Finland
1. Summer Begins in May
In southern Finland summer season usually begins in late May and ends in mid-September.
3. July is the Warmest Month
The warmest summer days are usually experienced around July 20th.
3. Hot Day is called “Hellepäivä” in Finnish
In Finland there are usually 10-15 hot days (in Finnish “hellepäivä”) when temperature is above 25 °C.
4. Longest Heat Wave lasted 31 Days
In Finland it is called a heat wave when the temperature is over 25 °C for consecutive days. The longest heat wave in Finland was experienced in the city of Kouvola, when the temperatures were over 25 °C for 31 days between June 18th and July 18th.
5. Hottest Heat Wave was in Lapland
The hottest heat wave in Finland was experienced in Lapland, in 1972, when temperatures were over 30 °C for 10 consecutive days in the village of Nellim between June 30th and July 9th.
6. Hottest City is Joensuu
Highest summer temperature recorded in Finland is 37,2 °C. This was measured at the Joensuu Airport on July 29th in 2010.
7. Sometimes in Rains
Wettest summer day in Finland was recorded in July 7th, 1944 in Espoo when it rained is 198,4 mm of water in one day.
8. Thunderstroms are Quite Rare
In Finland there are usually 8-14 thunderstorm days during summer.
9. Summer Nights are Bright in Finland!
In southern Finland longest summer days are 19 hours long, while in northern Finland sun doesn’t set at all. This phenomenon is known as the midnight sun or polar days.
10. Summer Days are Endless in Northern Finland!
Nightless nights can be experienced in Lapland, in the areas north of the Artic Circle. In the northernmost parts of Finland polar days last 73 days. That’s quite a long time to wait for the next sunset!
Finnish Meteorological Institute