Kainuu is one of the coldest regions in Finland with an average daily high temperature of only 7 degrees centigrade. The climate in Finland is not really suitable for petted US Westcoasters or Central Europeans. It is mostly cold and in winter months the mercury column won't reach anything above freezing point. In the cold season even the maximum temperatures are well below zero. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from October to April.
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The most important cities in the region of Kainuu
Kainuu is a part of Finland and has an east-west extension of about 130 km. From north to south it is approximately 80 km. The biggest cities are Kajaani and Sotkamo. The local time is now Monday, 6:34 pm.