Best Time To Visit Helsinki - Time To Go To Helsinki

Helsinki is undoubtedly quite cold almost throughout the year so be warned and carry at  least some winterwear even while travelling in Summer especially if you are coming from a warm country.

  • Winter: Novemeber to March is the long and lengthy frosty winter that the city sees. It might be daunting for some but there are a lot of opportunities not just to see snow but try out ice sports during this time. It isn't the peak season and hence prices are low. If snow sports are on your mind you can go in winter. Several festivals also take place during this time. 
  • Fringe months: April and May see winter slowly receeding. The weather is cold but it is a good time to visit since it isn't frosty. You will also be able to get great deals during this time.
  • Summer: Summer begins in June and ends in  August; which means it is a really short season. Summer isn't sunny but is a great time to try out all the outdoor activities. The weather is very mild and pleasant and hence very popular wih tourists. Travellers certainly make the most of it.
  • Autumn: September and October are the months when the temperatures begin to decend. While it can get quite chilly, It is a good time to visit for budget travellers.

Climate in Helsinki

Know weather for your travel dates:

22-Oct-2018
Today 22 Oct

45

39

Light rain starting in the afternoon.

Wind:3.57 m/s

Humidity:87%

Precipitation:0.33%

  • Tue 23 Oct
    43 | 32

    Foggy in the morning.

  • Wed 24 Oct
    43 | 33

    Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

  • Thu 25 Oct
    39 | 33

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Fri 26 Oct
    39 | 30

    Snow (1–2 cm.) starting in the evening.

  • Sat 27 Oct
    36 | 28

    Light snow (< 1 cm.) in the morning.

  • Sun 28 Oct
    35 | 29

    Mostly cloudy until evening.

Month wise Weather in Helsinki

Average Temperature in Helsinki by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 28℉

Minimum temperature: -4℉

Maximum temperature: 39℉

Feb

Average temperature: 28℉

Minimum temperature: 9℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Mar

Average temperature: 34℉

Minimum temperature: 19℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Apr

Average temperature: 36℉

Minimum temperature: 25℉

Maximum temperature: 48℉

May

Average temperature: 48℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

Jun

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Jul

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 46℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Aug

Average temperature: 60℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Sep

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 63℉

Oct

Average temperature: 42℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Nov

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Dec

Average temperature: 32℉

Minimum temperature: 14℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Highest temperature in Helsinki is recorded as 71.6℉ in June, July and August.

Lowest temperature in Helsinki is recorded as -4℉ in January.

Average Rain in Helsinki by Month (in mm)

  • 10
  • 7.5
  • 5
  • 2.5 0
Jan

Average Rain: 0.7 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 3.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 44.93 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 2.4 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 26.33 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 5.01 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 66.57 mm

May

Average Rain: 0.1 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1.52 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 7.07 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 68.15 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 1.15 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 27.86 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 5.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 89.79 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 6.45 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 123.87 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 2.09 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 12.37 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 7.84 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 41.82 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 0.2 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 4.63 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Helsinki is 123.87 mm in September.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Helsinki is May.

Average Humidity in Helsinki by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 90%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 99%

Feb

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Mar

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 48%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Apr

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

May

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 46%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Jun

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Jul

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 56%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Aug

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Sep

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Oct

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Nov

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Dec

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 99%

Most humid month in Helsinki is January.

Least humid month in Helsinki is May.

Best time to visit Helsinki Attractions in October