Winters in Helsinki are not exceptionally cold. The average high temperature hovers around 30°F. Nor are they exceptionally snowy: the average accumulation is about 28 inches. But at the winter solstice, Finns have less than six hours of daylight, made gloomier by frequent cloudy conditions. Perhaps this is why the locals flock to the skating rink that floods Rautatientori. During the other months, Railway Square serves as an auxiliary bus station.