Record summer rainfall in central Finland, dry in Arctic

This has been an extraordinarily wet summer in some parts of Finland. Image: Antti Makkonen / Yle  Central parts of Finland have seen unusually large amounts of rain this month.

A weather station in Isojoki, a municipality in the central region of South Ostrobothnia, has already broken a 50-year July rain record.

Areas in South Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and North Savo have witnessed the heaviest rains this summer.

The observation station in Isojoki recorded 206.5mm of rain in the first eleven days of the month, breaking a 50-year record.

While central areas have been getting drenched, southern Finland, South Savo and Finland’s Arctic Lapland province have been relatively dry, getting less than 10mm.

Meteorologists say the soggy conditions don’t seem to be easing anytime soon as more rain and thundershowers are on Finland’s weather maps in the coming days.

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