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Climate in North Karelia Finland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this site result from the collected data from five measuring weather 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. It rarely gets really warm up here. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from May to September. Less attractive are the cold months from October to April.
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Sunshine hours per day
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 greater region of North Karelia. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 rain days, December offers the most rain days, while April has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.0 mm, the least amount of rain falls in April. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of North Karelia

Most important cities in the greater region »North Karelia«

The greater region 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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