FM 2008

Weather in Turku, Finland

The main factor influencing Finland's climate is the country's geographical position between the 60th and 70th northern parallels in the Eurasian continent's coastal zone, which shows characteristics of both a maritime and a continental climate, depending on the direction of air flow. The mean temperature in Finland is several degrees (as much as 10°C in winter) higher than that of other areas in these latitudes, e.g. Siberia and south Greenland. The temperature is raised by the Baltic Sea, inland waters and, above all, by airflows from the Atlantic, which are warmed by the Gulf Stream.

Depending on the year, we can have very different temperatures at the end of May. The temperature can vary from everything near cero to over 20 degrees. At the end of May the days are sure long, the suns rises at 4-5AM and sets at 22-23PM. For the forecast for the weather in Turku, please visit http://www.fmi.fi/weather/local.html?kunta=Turku.