Kemi, Finland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kemi, Finland? If you're planning to go to Kemi, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kemi, Finland

Based on the climate and weather in Kemi, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kemi, Finland by month

January

Traveling to Kemi in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Neck gaiter
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof boots
  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear

February

February in Kemi is unbearably cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

It snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Coveralls
  • Thermal undergarments
  • High performance gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter

March

Traveling to Kemi in March, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

April

In April, Kemi can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Kemi, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

May

If you are traveling to Kemi in May, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

June

If you vacation in Kemi during June, you are likely to find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks

July

If you are traveling to Kemi in July, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

August

August in Kemi is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

September

In September, Kemi can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kemi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you go to Kemi in October, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

November

Traveling to Kemi in November, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces

December

In December, Kemi is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Kemi, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Insulated boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thick pajamas
  • Umbrella
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kemi, Finland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kemi, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Kemi
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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