Joensuu, where it's located

The climate of Joensuu is cold continental, with freezing winters and mild summers.
The city is located in eastern Finland, in North Karelia. The white nights occur from 3 May to 11 August.
In winter, during cold spells, the temperature can drop to -35 °C (-31 °F) and beyond. In January 1987 and January 2003, it fell to -38 °C (-36.5 °F), while in summer, it reached 33 °C (91.5 °F) in July 2010.
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of -10 °C (14 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 17.1 °C (63 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Joensuu - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-13-14-9-339121061-5-11
Max (°C)-6-606141922191360-4
Min (°F)9716273748545043342312
Max (°F)212132435766726655433225

Precipitation amounts to 590 millimeters (23.2 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest months (March, April) to 80 mm (3.1 in) in the wettest (August). Here is the average precipitation.
Joensuu - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)403530304065658055555050590
Prec.(in)1.61.41.21.21.62.62.63.12.22.22223.2
Days129108810111112121212128

Joensuu

Best Time


The best time to visit Joensuu is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, you must take into account some rainy days and a bit of cold at night.