Summer weather in Finland isn’t usually very hot, but pleasently warm. By the statistics, the coastal towns are the sunniest in Finland, but not always the warmest. If you want to find the hottest places, where should you go?
What is the hottest city in Finland?
The Highest Temperature – City of Joensuu
Temperature in Finland is rarely above 30 °C (86 °F), and very rarely above 30 °C (95 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Finland was 37,2 °C (99 °F). This record was made in the city of Kouvola on July 29th, in 2010.
The Hottest Heat Wave – Village of Nellim
Summers in northern Finland are usually not as warm as in southern Finland. But sometimes the temperatures turn upside down, and it might be warmer in Lapland than in southern Finland. Especially the summer of 1972 was very warm in Lapland. Temperatures were over 30 °C (86 °F) in many places, including in Utsjoki, which is the northernmost place in Finland. But the hottest heat wave was experienced in a Village of Nellim, where the daily maximum temperature was over 30 °C for ten (10) consecutive days between June 30th and July 9th.
The Highest Number of Hot Days – City of Kouvola
Summers aren’t usually very hot in Finland. Usually there are just 10-15 days when the temperature is above 25 °C (77 °F). These hot days are called “hellepäivät” in Finnish. But there have also been summers, when the number of hot days have been much higher. In 2010, in the city of Kouvola, there were 48 hot days. This is the highest number of hot days ever recorded in Finland. So Kouvola has recorded the highest number of hot days, but also some other cities in Finnish Lakeland region have come quite close. City of Lahti had 47 hot days in 2010, city of Heinola 46 in 2018, city of Mikkeli 44 in 2018 and city of Lappeeranta 42 in 2014.
What is the Hottest City in Finland?
So what is the answer to our question. By the statistics, it looks quite simple. If you want to experience the highest number of sunny days, visit Finnish Coast and Archipelago. If you want to have the most number of hot days, visit Finnish Lakeland. Or if you are dreaming that the hot heat wave returns, visit Finnish Lapland. But no matter which you choose, you have made a great choice!