The forecast for today is…

26 Jun

Don’t be fooled by the phrase ‘midsummer’. Yesterday it was overcast in Helsinki, followed by plenty of wind and rain. Proper rain, not warm summer rain! Late in the day the sun put in a brief appearance, pushing through a late afternoon fog, before evening showers set in. The maximum recorded in the city centre was 15 degrees Centigrade (~ 59 degrees Fahrenheit), and I’m quite sure that it was less in my suburb.

Highs & lows in Helsinki, June 24 – 26, 2012 *

Temperatures generally range from a chilly 9 degrees Centigrade (~ 48 degrees Fahrenheit) to a toasty 34 degrees Centigrade (~ 93 degrees Fahrenheit). These are the extremes. Generally summer temperatures are in the range of 19 – 23 degrees Centigrade  (~ 66 – 73 degrees Fahrenheit). For detailed tables of highs, lows and averages have a look here and here. Finns embrace the summer weather and as soon as the days start warming every warm rock and sunny beach fills quickly.

It’s a toss-up between a sunhat and raincoat as to which is the most useful item of clothing in summer! Layering is your best bet to cope with a Helsinki summer day.

Be prepared for Helsinki summer weather!

Here is a snap shot of the next three days:

Three day forecast *

No matter what the weather is, good or bad, we’ll be sure to have a great summer!

* Charts taken from


9 Responses to “The forecast for today is…”

  1. Jennifer 27/06/2012 at 03:10 #

    yikes, a little chilly for summer, but then with winter’s like you have it’s probably quite warm. Enjoy 🙂 (not liking the numbers when converted to F though -93 to +93 eek)

    • Kanerva 28/06/2012 at 09:18 #

      It’s all relative!

      • Jennifer 28/06/2012 at 11:24 #

        absolutely, but still. 🙂

  2. aFrankAngle 27/06/2012 at 16:42 #

    Embrace the summer for it is likely short.

    • Kanerva 28/06/2012 at 09:19 #

      If there is one thing that is done properly here, it is definitely embracing the summer!

  3. Msanhle 27/06/2012 at 18:35 #

    Jep this sucks so bad :S At least next week seems more promising

    • Kanerva 28/06/2012 at 09:20 #

      Today is looking nice, although still cool. July thing usually heat up… only a few days to go now 🙂

  4. El Guapo 28/06/2012 at 20:38 #

    warm is better, but as long as you’re enjoying yourself…

    • Kanerva 28/06/2012 at 21:04 #

      Not quite warm, definitely enjoying ourselves 🙂

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