◊Winter:

It starts in October, the mean temperature remains below 0°C. Winter is the longest season in Finland, lasting for about 100 days in southwestern Finland and 200 days in Lapland.

North of the Arctic Circle, part of winter is the period known as the “polar night”, when the sun does not rise above the horizon at all. In the northernmost corner of Finland, the polar night lasts for 51 days. In southern Finland, the shortest day is about 6 hours long.

Permanent snow covers open grounds about two weeks after winter begins, with an average of 60 to 90 cm.
The lakes freeze and, in severe winters, the Baltic Sea may ice over almost completely.

The coldest temperatures in winter are from -45°C to -50°C in Lapland and eastern Finland; from -35°C to -45°C elsewhere; and -25°C to -35°C over islands and coastal regions.

We will have people living in the night during three months.

 

◊Spring:

This season begins in early April,but its interesting to know that spring begins a month earlier in the south than in the north. The daily temperature rises from 0°C to 10°C.

Its duration ranges from 45 to 65 days. In the forest snow melts about two weeks later than in open areas.

May in Finland - Spring had not quite arrived!

◊Summer:

Summer usually begins in late May with the difference that in Lapland starts about one month later and ends a month earlier than the south coast. The mean daily temperature is consistently above 10°C.

The regions north of the Arctic Circle are characterized by “polar days”, when the sun does not set at all. They have 73 such days every year.

Even in southern Finland, the longest day (around Midsummer) is nearly 19 hours long. with the highest summer temperatures between 32°C and 35°C

“The Land of a Thousand Lakes” in fact has almost sixty thousand lakes of more than a hectare.

◊Autumn:

It begins around the last week of August. In autumn the daily mean temperature remains below 10°C.  The average length of the gthis season is 180 days.

There is a website that shows us the weather:  http://www.visitfinland.com/en/web/guest/finland-guide/travel-facts/weather/weather-forecast

References:

http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/seasons-in-finland

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