The best times to visit Nurmes for ideal weather are

June 18th to August 26th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Nurmes

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nurmes vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Nurmes, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 74.4°F (23.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.5°F (11.4°C) at night.

Nurmes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nurmes Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Nurmes Perceived Temperature (F)

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Nurmes Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nurmes Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 18.8 13 6.3
Feb 22.4 16.2 8.5
Mar 31.9 23.3 12.7
Apr 43.9 34.9 25.3
May 58.6 48.4 36.9
Jun 65.2 55.5 44.8
Jul 71.3 61.6 51.4
Aug 66.8 57 47.4
Sep 56.7 48.5 40.5
Oct 41.9 36.7 30.6
Nov 34 30.2 25.7
Dec 25.2 20.4 14.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -7.3 -10.6 -14.3
Feb -5.3 -8.8 -13.1
Mar -0.1 -4.8 -10.7
Apr 6.6 1.6 -3.7
May 14.8 9.1 2.7
Jun 18.4 13.1 7.1
Jul 21.8 16.4 10.8
Aug 19.3 13.9 8.6
Sep 13.7 9.2 4.7
Oct 5.5 2.6 -0.8
Nov 1.1 -1 -3.5
Dec -3.8 -6.4 -9.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nurmes are February, April, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.

When can you find snow in Nurmes? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Nurmes is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Nurmes.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nurmes (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 11.1 1.5
Feb 12% 17.3 0.9
Mar 14% 14.6 1
Apr 13% 9.3 1.1
May 17% 0 1.5
Jun 23% 0 2.5
Jul 21% 0 2.3
Aug 20% 0 2.4
Sep 21% 0 2.1
Oct 19% 2.6 1.7
Nov 24% 1 2.3
Dec 22% 4.7 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 28.2 3.8
Feb 12 43.9 2.3
Mar 14 37.1 2.5
Apr 13 23.6 2.8
May 17 0 3.8
Jun 23 0 6.4
Jul 21 0 5.8
Aug 20 0 6.1
Sep 21 0 5.3
Oct 19 6.6 4.3
Nov 24 2.5 5.8
Dec 22 11.9 4.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Nurmes has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (56.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (92.2%).

Wind in Nurmes is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by March and October. May’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nurmes.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Feb 4.4 Light breeze 6.5 Light breeze
Mar 4.6 Light breeze 7.3 Light breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 6.9 Light breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 7.5 Light breeze
Jun 4.1 Light breeze 6.5 Light breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 6.7 Light breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 6.6 Light breeze
Dec 4.2 Light breeze 6.4 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.2%
Feb 84.5%
Mar 71.3%
Apr 63.9%
May 56.2%
Jun 62.5%
Jul 69.1%
Aug 75%
Sep 83.6%
Oct 87.9%
Nov 92.2%
Dec 88.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nurmes?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Finland; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Nurmes, Finland is July, followed by June and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Nurmes in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.7 in December means 50.7% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Nurmes Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.8°F (18.2°C) and 29°F (-1.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nurmes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 61.3°F (16.3°C) and 30.1°F (-1.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Nurmes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 29°F (-1.7°C) and 16.7°F (-8.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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