Helsinki
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Helsinki

The best time to visit in Helsinki in Finland is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Helsinki is 20°C in July and the lowest is -3°C in January. The water temperature is between 0°C and 23°C.

Helsinki has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Helsinki or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Helsinki by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -3 -2 0 6 13 16 20 20 15 8 5 1
Water temperature (°C) 3 0 0 2 9 17 23 23 20 13 9 5
Precipitation (mm) 34 32 30 23 20 29 38 37 25 36 36 40



Travel and stay Helsinki

If you are planning on visiting Helsinki, check out these well-known travel agencies. They have been rated as the best by travelers and offer great prices for any budget.


Looking to book a flight to Helsinki? Hop on one of these airlines.

14 day weather forecast Helsinki

The weather for Helsinki will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Icon
°C
°C
mm
0 Bft

Climate Helsinki

Helsinki has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Helsinki is 8° degrees and there is about 380 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 137 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Helsinki

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -3 -2 0 6 13 16 20 20 15 8 5 1
Night temp. (°C) -6 -6 -4 1 7 11 15 15 11 5 2 -2
Water temp. (°C) 3 0 0 2 9 17 23 23 20 13 9 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 34 32 30 23 20 29 38 37 25 36 36 40
Days with rain 7 6 9 12 11 14 16 15 12 12 13 11
Days with snow 20 19 18 5 1 - - - - 3 6 16
Dry days 4 3 4 13 19 16 15 16 18 16 11 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 4 7 10 13 12 10 8 4 3 2
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 1 1 1 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 1 1

Helsinki weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Helsinki? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


Weather experiences Helsinki

Already been to Helsinki?

Submit your Helsinki weather experience today and get a chance to win £100!

Your email will not be included in the review and will not be passed on to third parties.

By submitting the data you agree to our privacy policy

Frequently asked questions

Where is Helsinki?

Helsinki is located in Finland. It lies in a straight line at 1,131 miles from London.

The coordinates of Helsinki are:

  • Latitude: 60.175556
  • Longitude: 24.934167

The GPS coordinates are 60° 10' N, 24° 56' E

How long is the flight to Helsinki?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Helsinki is approximately 2 h. 50 min.

What are the nearest airports to Helsinki?

These are the airports closests to Helsinki:

  • Helsinki Vantaa Airport (10 mi) — Helsinki
  • Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (53 mi) — Tallinn
  • Turku Airport (94 mi) — Turku

How many inhabitants are there in Helsinki?

Helsinki has approximately 1,115,000 inhabitants.

How big is Helsinki?

The area of Helsinki is around 1,941 mi².

What is the currency of Helsinki?

In Helsinki the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 January 2022

  • 1 British pound = 1.12 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 0.90 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 111.62 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 89.59 British pound

What is the area code of Helsinki?

The area code to call Helsinki is +358.