Wet weekend ahead for Finnish Lapland

A stormy weekend is ahead for western Finland and the Arctic region of Lapland. (Yle)
A stormy weekend is ahead for western Finland and the Arctic region of Lapland. (Yle)
There’s a wet weekend in store for most of the country as a band of rainfall moves in on Saturday and Sunday and temperatures dip to around twenty degrees.

There’s rain in store nationwide this weekend. On Friday there could be dry conditions in western Finland, Kainuu and North Lapland, but over the course of the night and showers will move in.

“There have been a lot of showers in the last few days, but tonight they will change to more sustained rainfall especially in the east,” said Yle meteorologist Joonas Koskela on Friday morning.

Rain & thunder expected 

The heaviest downpour is expected in Kymenlaakso, and that band of rain is then expected to move northeastwards. On Saturday there could be as much as 30 milimetres of rain in some places close to the eastern border.

In western Finland and Lapland there is expected to be rain and thunder.

Sunday is forecast to continue in an unsettled vein, with intermittent localised showers all day long in most regions of the country. Where the sun shines, temperatures could exceed 20 degrees, but in the rain it will be between 15 and 20 degrees.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Arctic sea ice hits new record winter low, Radio Canada International

Finland:  Warm Easter predicted across Finland… even for Lapland, Yle News

Greenland: Arctic sea ice, Greenland and Europe’s weird weather, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger

Norway:  A letter from Svalbard’s dwindling sea ice, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger

Sweden: Storm Helga weather warning for Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Ice extent still well below normal in Arctic, Alaska Dispatch News

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