A week of above-average temperatures in Finland

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Mini heat wave in store in Finland (Yle News)
Summer isn’t over yet, says Yle meteorologist Seija Paasonen.

Yle meteorologist Seija Paasonen has some good news for those disappointed with the colder-than-average weather in Finland this summer: the whole country will be treated to above-average warmth for the rest of the week beginning Wednesday.

Paasonen describes the coming conditions as “sunny with occasional showers”.

Tuesday will still see rain in western parts of the country where cloudy skies dominate; but sunlight will nonetheless filter through in the south, east and parts of Northern Finland.

Even in the North

On Wednesday a warm front will enter Finland from the south and turn up the heat, with 20 degrees Celsius or more expected everywhere, including southern parts of Lapland.

The warmth in the north of the country won’t last long, as on Thursday rains will drag temperatures down to around 16 degrees – but southern and central regions are in for a treat.

“It’ll be the warmest in the south-east,” Paasonen says.

Friday will bring plus-20-degree temperatures back to Lapland, too.

Early estimates of weekend weather show unstable climes, with rain expected in southern and central regions – but temperatures will remain at around 20 degrees Celsius in spite of the precipitation.

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