Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Finland has a very short summer (during which temperatures don't get much higher than 75 or 80 F), decent length spring and fall, and a long winter. Winters doesn't necessarily get colder in Helsinki than in places in DC or NYC, but winter lasts longer and is significantly darker. When snow is on the ground, that lightens things up. - Oct 2021


Helsinki has a long but somewhat mild winter, with frequent melting and re-freezing, and even some rain during winter. Summer, on the other hand, is sunny and pleasant, but short. - Oct 2018


Summers have 20hours of daylight each day. Winters have 20 hours of darkness. Winters are freezing with lots of snow, ice, and freezing winds -10 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring/Summer are pleasant, with a warm climate and hardly any humidity and a comfortable high of 75-89 degrees Fahrenheit. - Jul 2012


May-Sept is nice weather: 60-80's. Oct-April is cold and dark. - Jan 2011


Long dark winter days and long sunny summer days with very short bursts of autumn and spring. - May 2010


There are four seasons. Summer has long hours of daylight while winter has long hours of darkness. - Apr 2009


It never really gets hot here. Humidity level is low. Winters are long, usually from November until March or April. - Mar 2008


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