Pello, where it's located

The climate of Pello is cold continental, with freezing winters and mild summers.
The village, once called Turtola, is located in northern Finland, in Lapland, on the border with Sweden. The latitude (66° 46' N) shows that we are north of the Polar Circle. The midnight sun can be observed from June 5th to July 9th, and the white nights from April 20th to August 24th.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -13.3 °C (8 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 15.4 °C (60 °F). The cold record is -46.8 °C (-52 °F), recorded in 1999, the heat record is 32 °C (89.5 °F), recorded in 2011. Here are the average temperatures.
Pello - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-18-17-12-5271083-2-10-16
Max (°C)-8-8-2512172018114-3-7
Min (°F)011023364550463728143
Max (°F)181828415463686452392719

Precipitation amounts to 500 millimeters (19.7 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 25 mm (1 in) in the driest month (April) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest (July). Here is the average precipitation.
Pello - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)353030253550756545454030500
Prec.(in)1.41.21.211.4232.61.81.81.61.219.7
Days988678111099109104

Pello

Best Time


The best time to visit Pello 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.