The best times to visit Varkaus for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Varkaus Travel Info

Weather in Varkaus

Temperature

Average temperatures in Varkaus vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Varkaus, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 74.2°F (23.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.4°F (12.4°C) at night.

Varkaus Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Varkaus 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.

Varkaus Perceived Temperature (F)

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Varkaus Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Varkaus 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan22.817.310.2
Feb31.827.722.2
Mar35.32717.1
Apr46.237.928.3
May59.451.140.2
Jun66.758.347.7
Jul70.561.950.7
Aug69.860.449.3
Sep59.351.542.8
Oct45.239.632.6
Nov38.634.930.7
Dec34.429.923.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-5.1-8.2-12.1
Feb-0.1-2.4-5.4
Mar1.8-2.8-8.3
Apr7.93.3-2.1
May15.210.64.6
Jun19.314.68.7
Jul21.416.610.4
Aug2115.89.6
Sep15.210.86
Oct7.34.20.3
Nov3.71.6-0.7
Dec1.3-1.2-4.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Varkaus are April, February, and then October. 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 February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Varkaus? 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 Varkaus is often around around January 15th 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 Varkaus.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan35%11.92.8
Feb16%151
Mar19%6.31.2
Apr14%2.51.3
May18%01.8
Jun19%02.6
Jul22%02.2
Aug30%04.6
Sep24%02.4
Oct16%1.31.9
Nov31%22.2
Dec39%4.23.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan3530.27.1
Feb1638.12.5
Mar19163
Apr146.43.3
May1804.6
Jun1906.6
Jul2205.6
Aug30011.7
Sep2406.1
Oct163.34.8
Nov315.15.6
Dec3910.78.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Varkaus has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (59.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (88.4%).

Wind in Varkaus is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by April and March. December’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.7 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 early May where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.6Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Feb5.1Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Mar5.5Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Apr5.6Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
May5.4Light breeze11Gentle breeze
Jun4.8Light breeze10.3Gentle breeze
Jul4.3Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
Aug3.5Barely noticeable8.4Gentle breeze
Sep4.1Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Oct5Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Nov5Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Dec5.8Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan84.5%
Feb85.2%
Mar64.6%
Apr59.8%
May59.1%
Jun63.8%
Jul70.2%
Aug74.4%
Sep81.4%
Oct79.5%
Nov88.4%
Dec84.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Varkaus?

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 Varkaus, 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 Varkaus 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 Varkaus Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.6°F (19.2°C) and 33.1°F (0.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Varkaus, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 64.6°F (18.1°C) and 34.5°F (1.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 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 Varkaus to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.4°F (2.4°C) and 16.5°F (-8.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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