Temperature & rain
The average annual temperature is + 0.2°C. The coldest recorded local temperature is -45.3°C, the hottest recorded local temperature is +30.6°C. Precipitation totals 535 mm/year.
Lapland is in the continental climate zone. The winters are cold and rich in snow, but thanks to the Gulf Stream, the summers are relatively warm. Rovaniemi is part of the arctic region; its climate, however, is subarctic and temperate, characterised by strong seasonal contrasts of dark versus bright and cold versus warm.