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

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

When to go to South Karelia, Finland

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

What to wear/what to pack for South Karelia, Finland by month

January

In January, South Karelia can be bitter cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, South Karelia is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for South Karelia, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

April

April in South Karelia is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

It also snows 5-10 days this month. 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:

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

May

In May, South Karelia is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for South Karelia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in South Karelia is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

August

In August, South Karelia is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for South Karelia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in South Karelia is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 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 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to South Karelia in October, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in South Karelia is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens

December

If you are traveling to South Karelia in December, you will notice that it is freezing and very snowy. Expect it to rain regularly 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for South Karelia, Finland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in South Karelia, 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 South Karelia

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