Rain expected in Lapland as sun shines over Finland

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A band of precipitation will bring rain to parts of Lapland, where temperatures will be a milder 15 degrees. (iStock)
As people tidy up the debris which was windswept by a powerful summer storm in southern Finland over the weekend, this week’s weather will be decidedly calmer, warmer and sunnier across much of the country.

Temperatures are expected to be above average across the country this week.

Yle meteorologist Seija Paasonen says it will be sunniest in central and southern areas on Monday, with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius.

However, a band of precipitation will bring rain to parts of Lapland, where temperatures will be a milder 15 degrees.

Again, with the exception of Lapland, on Tuesday and Wednesday much of the country will be dry and sunny, while more rain is expected up north.

A precipitation system is expected to make its way to Finland from the southwest on Thursday, bringing scattered showers and unstable conditions towards the end of the week and possibly the weekend.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: July registers fifth lowest Arctic sea ice extent in satellite record, Radio Canada International

Finland: Can Finland’s cool weather be a future tourist draw?, Yle News

Greenland: Greenland earthquake and tsunami – hazards of melting ice?, blog by Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle

Norway: As Arctic weather dramatically changes, world meteorologists take on more joint forecasting, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Norilsk says blood-red river spill caused by heavy rain, weather report tells another story, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Worst berry season in years expected in northern Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: 3 Interior Alaska towns just had their warmest month on record, Alaska Public Radio Network

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