Northern Finland: temperatures hit winter’s lowest mark

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Temperatures hit -34.1C on Sunday in Ylitornio, northwest Finland, marking a new record low for the country this winter. (iStock)
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) said -30-degree weather is in store for much of Lapland, Arctic Finland in the coming days.

Salla in eastern Lapland held the previous cold record of -32.2 degrees Celsius measured on 3 January.

Yle meteorologist Matti Huutonen said the mercury will plunge across Finland as the week begins.

By Tuesday, thermometers in southern parts of the country will fall to -12C while northern areas will experience lows in the -25 to -30C range.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Northwestern Canada: hopes sinking for Dawson City ice bridge, despite cold snap, CBC News

Finland: Photos – Cold temperatures create amazing landscapes in southern Finland, Yle News

Norway: Vegetation in Arctic Europe disturbed by mid-autumn thaw, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Strong winds roar across central Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska’s Cold War radars face new threat from climate change, Alaska Public Media

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