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Climate in North Karelia Finland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 5 measuring stations in North Karelia.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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North Karelia is one of the coldest regions in Finland with an average daily high temperature of only 8 degrees centigrade. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. 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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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in North Karelia
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the province of North Karelia. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in North Karelia
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in North Karelia
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.95 mm, the least rain falls in April. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of North Karelia

Most important cities in the province »North Karelia«

The province has a west-east extension of about 110 km and over 200 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Joensuu53,38862° 36' 4"N29° 45' 47"E
Lieksa13,70363° 19' 0"N30° 1' 0"E
Kontiolahti12,41162° 45' 37"N29° 50' 50"E
Liperi11,38662° 31' 60"N29° 22' 0"E
Kitee9,77762° 6' 0"N30° 8' 60"E
Nurmes8,80463° 32' 31"N29° 8' 23"E
Outokumpu7,73862° 43' 37"N29° 0' 57"E
Pyhäselkä7,21062° 25' 60"N29° 58' 0"E
Eno6,89162° 48' 18"N30° 9' 15"E
Ilomantsi6,40862° 40' 18"N30° 55' 58"E
Juuka6,03563° 13' 60"N29° 15' 0"E
Polvijärvi4,93762° 51' 0"N29° 22' 0"E
Tohmajärvi4,91162° 10' 60"N30° 22' 60"E
Rääkkylä2,85562° 19' 0"N29° 37' 0"E
Valtimo2,72963° 40' 0"N28° 48' 0"E
Kiihtelysvaara2,72362° 29' 43"N30° 15' 3"E
Kesälahti2,66561° 53' 51"N29° 50' 6"E
Tuupovaara2,05962° 29' 1"N30° 37' 38"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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