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What is the climate like in Lapland?

The climate of Lapland has an average yearly temperature of 5°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to -9°C and rise to 19°C.

Annually, about 849 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Lapland. Additionally, about 239 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Lapland is June. Although it often rains during this period, it rains less than in other months. The temperatures are also good for visiting Lapland.

Temperature -9 to 19°C
Rain 849 mm
Snow 239 cm
The climate of Lapland
  • Average yearly temperature: 5°C
  • Highest temperature: 19°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: -9°C in January
  • Rainfall: 849 mm per year, averaging 71 mm by month
  • Driest months: 26 mm in April, 31 mm in March and 42 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 169 mm in July, 138 mm in August and 82 mm in June
  • Snowfall: 239 cm per year

Climate table Lapland

The climate table for Lapland shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) -9 -6 -2 4 10 16 19 16 11 3 -4 -5
Nighttime temperature (°C) -16 -13 -10 -5 2 7 10 8 4 -2 -10 -11
Rainfall (mm) 64 58 31 26 42 82 169 138 73 51 61 54
Snowfall (cm) 51 51 17 17 3,7 0,3 0 0 3,8 17 32 46
UV Index 0 1 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1 0 0
Best month No No No No No Yes No No No No No No

Temperature by month in Lapland

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Lapland

Temperature by month in Lapland

Rainfall by month in Lapland

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Lapland.

Rainfall by month in Lapland

Snowfall by month in Lapland

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Lapland.

Snowfall by month in Lapland

UV index by month in Lapland

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Lapland.

UV index by month in Lapland

Yearly temperature in Lapland

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Lapland, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Lapland

Yearly total rainfall in Lapland

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Lapland.

Rainfall per year in Lapland

Yearly snowfall in Lapland

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Lapland, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Lapland

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Average weather in Lapland by month

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