Weather forecast – Big chill coming to Finland

A snow covered road in Helsinki, Finland in 2012. How will the changing climate affect the country? (AFP)
People cross a snow covered road in Helsinki. (Vesa Moilanen/AFP/Getty Images)
Finland is set to shiver into next week, with temperatures down as low as -20 degrees Celsius—even in the south. Nights could be even colder.

From Monday onwards Finland is set for a blast of winter, with some parts of the country to expect extreme cold. Even in the south temperatures are expected to dip as low as 20 degrees below zero, but elsewhere things might be even colder.

From Monday onwards a strong high pressure system is forecast to move in across Finland, according to Yle meteorologist Toni Hellinen. On Monday the mercury will go down to -10 degrees everywhere, with -25 forecast for eastern Finland.

On Tuesday things are likely to get even colder, with daytime highs of -20 degrees in the south and -25 in the centre of the country.

Night time temperatures will be even lower, but Hellinen says that northern Finland will at the start of the work be a little milder.

As of Thursday, the forecast is for the harshest cold to ease a little towards the end of next week.

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, Blog by Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle

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

Russia: 2016, warmest year on record in Russian Arctic, The Independent Barents Observer

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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