Winter cold record broken in Kuusamo, Finland

Oloustunturi, Finland. December 2012. Image: Yle  The coldest temperatures of the winter have been recorded in Kuusamo, north-eastern Finland.

A monitoring station in Kiutaköngäs recorded a bone-chilling -34.4 degrees Celsius early on Thursday morning.

The night before, Sallas saw temperatures down to -33.7 degrees.

The measuring point in the town of Kuusamo is located in a particularly cold spot, deep in the Oulankajoki river canyon, a couple of metres above ground.

The mercury at Rukatunturi, a ski resort area also in Kuusamo, was around -20 degrees Celsius—still very far from tropical, but not quite as extreme.

The current cold weather is caused by a body of dry, cold air coming in from the east.

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