Seasons in Tampere

Tampere is second biggest locality of Finland. It is located in southern portion of the country in lands of numerous relict lakes which were formed at ice age due to movement of prehistoric glaciers. Tampere lies on border of humid continental and subarctic climate. The city is divided by the river that flows between two nearby lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi.

Winters in Tampere are cold and snowy while summers are rather short and cool. On the other hand weather in the city is milder than in other localities of same longitude due to influence of Atlantic currents.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Tampere

Spring months bring warming to the city. Daytime average temperature slowly grows form 7 °C (44 °F) at March to 15 °C (59 °F) at May. Nighttime temperature conditions of the season are cooler with range of -6 °C (21 °F) to 4 °C (39 °F). Partly cloudy and snowy days are common at spring especially at March. However up to third part of days of each month are bright sunny.

Atlantic cyclones make spring weather uncertain with sudden and rapid changes of its state. Humidity, clouds and fogs are common at this season. Thus some warm clothes for layering will be handy at cool nights in Tampere.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +0.5 °C (33 °F)
Min average t°: -8 °C (18 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1,2")
April
Max average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (29 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1,6")
May
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (38 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1,3")

Spring Holidays

March - Tampere film festival, Tampere kuplii (Comics festival).
March-April – Easter Celebrations.

April – Art orienteering, Tampere Dance Current, Tampere Biennale.
April 9 – Finnish language day.
April 30 – Walpurgis Night.

May - Mother’s Day, Ascension Day, Tampere Guitar Festival.
May 1 - May Day (Vappu).

Summer in Tampere

This season in Tampere is quite cool with daytime averages of 14-17 °C (57-62 °F) though occasionally temperature reaches 23 °C (73 °F). At night air cools down to 9-12 °C (48-53 °F). Significant difference of daytime and nighttime temperatures may seem uncomfortable, but amount of summer activities and comfort of the city itself smooth out possible discomfort. In addition at June and July there are spectacular white nights. Sudden precipitation only adds charm to this time.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 73 mm (2,9")
July
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 66 mm (2,6")
August
Max average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 61 mm (2,4")

Summer Holidays

June – Annikki international poetry festival, Pispalan Schottische dance mania, Valtterifestival.
June 23 – Saint John's Eve, Finnish Flag day.

July – Tampere Floral festival, Love Music Festival, Tammerfest, Tampere flamenco festival, Tampere Salsa festival.
July 6 – Eino Leino's Day

August - Tampere theatre festival, Blockfest, Pispala Folk, Chilifest Finland, Circus Ruska Festival.

Autumn in Tampere

Autumn in the city is cool, windy and rainy. Daytime averages are in the range between 10 °C (50 °F) and 12 °C (54 °F) while at night it drops to 6-7 °C (43-45 °F). Cyclones are bringing even more showers. Rains are frequent but short and intensive. However in general amount of precipitation gradually decreases through the season. Sky is mostly overcast or partly cloudy with occasional fogs.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +13 °C (56 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 44 mm (1,7")
October
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1,4")
November
Max average t°: +1 °C (35 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 36 mm (1,4")

Autumn Holidays

September – Maailman Tango Festivaali, Monsters of Pop.

October – Lost in Music, Tampere Jazz Happening, Youth theatre festival Murros.
October 10 - Aleksis Kivi's Day, Finnish Literature Day.
October 31 – All Saints’ Day.

November - Father’s Day
November 6 - Swedish Culture Day in Finland.
November 30 – St. Andrew’s Day.

Winter in Tampere

Coldest season in Tampere is actually quite mild. Temperature range and other features of weather create perfect conditions for wide variety of activities such as skiing, skating, ice fishing etc. Daytime averages are between -1 °C (30 °F) and -3 °C (26 °F) while at night temperature drops to -10 °C (14 °F). Clean and bright snow cover remains through whole season and even longer. However amount of daylight hours is no more than 6 per day. In addition only quarter of each month has bright weather. Other days are cloudy and snowy.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Min average t°: -8 °C (17 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1,7")
January
Max average t°: -4.5 °C (24 °F)
Min average t°: -11 °C (12 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1,4")
February
Max average t°: -4 °C (24 °F)
Min average t°: -12 °C (10 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1,3")

Winter Holidays

December 6 - Independence Day.
December 13 – St. Lucia Day.
December 24-26 – Christmas celebrations.

January 1 – New Year’s Day.
February – Elävän Kirjallisuuden Festivaali.


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