Arctic Finland welcomes warm summer weather

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Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region, is expecting temperatures of over 25 C this week. (Yle)
A front bringing summer-like temperatures has arrived in Finnish Lapland, but will reach the rest of the country only later in the week.

Temperatures of over 20 degrees Celsius will warm the residents of northern Finland next week, as the mercury is predicted to rise to over 25 degrees already by Tuesday in Lapland.

Yle’s meteorologist Kerttu Kotakorpi says that the south and heart of the country will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the warmth, as more rain is expected on both Monday and Tuesday. Even so, temperatures will hover around 20 degrees when the clouds pass.

Next week is looking to be one of the warmest weeks Finland will see this summer, which has been notable for its unseasonably chilly temperatures and rain.

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