Helsinki
Finland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Helsinki, Finland

A scenic reflection in the water of the illuminated city of Helsinki in Finland, viewed from the water
A scenic reflection in the water of the illuminated city of Helsinki in Finland, viewed from the water
February, the last month of the winter, in Helsinki, is also a subzero cold month, with temperature in the range of an average low of -7.4°C (18.7°F) and an average high of -1.9°C (28.6°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of -1.9°C (28.6°F) and an average low-temperature of -7.4°C (18.7°F), February is the coldest month.

Rainfall

In Helsinki, in February, during 17 rainfall days, 36mm (1.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Helsinki, during the entire year, the rain falls for 182 days and collects up to 655mm (25.8") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall. February is the month with the most snowfall, with 230mm (9.1") of accumulated snow.

Sea temperature

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 1°C (33.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Helsinki. For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

The average length of the day in February is 9.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Helsinki is 2.5h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Helsinki. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
The daily maximum UV index of 0 in February interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Helsinki?

With an average high-temperature of -1.9°C (28.6°F) and an average low-temperature of -7.4°C (18.7°F), February is the coldest month.

What is the temperature in February in Helsinki?

In Helsinki, Finland, in February, the average high-temperature is -1.9°C (28.6°F), and the average low-temperature is -7.4°C (18.7°F).

How much does it rain in Helsinki in February?

In February, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout February, 36mm (1.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Helsinki in February?

In Helsinki, Finland, in February, 230mm (9.1") of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the snowiest month in Helsinki?

The month with the most snowfall in Helsinki is February when 230mm (9.1") of snow is typically aggregated.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Helsinki?

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 1°C (33.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater. For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How cold is the water in February in Helsinki?

In Helsinki, Finland, in February, the average water temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in February in Helsinki?

In Helsinki, Finland, the average length of the day in February is 9.2h.

How long on average sun shines in February in Helsinki?

In Helsinki, Finland, the average sunshine in February is 2.5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Helsinki?

Months with the lowest UV index in Helsinki are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

What is the UV index reading in February in Helsinki?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average high temperature in February: -1.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (21.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-1.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: -7.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (14.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-7.4°C).

Average rainfall in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average rainfall in February: 36mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (80mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (32mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average rainfall days in February: 17 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (20 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are April and May (11 days).

Average snowfall in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average snowfall in February: 230mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (230mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average sea temperature in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average sea temperature in February: 1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (16°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (1°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average daylight in February: 9.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 2.5h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.9h).

Average UV index in February - Helsinki, Finland
  • Average UV index in February: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).