Finland’s frigid weather to get even colder next week

Next week, temperatures in southern and central areas are expected to range between -10 to -20 degrees during the day. (Pixabay)
Temperatures in southern and central Finland could drop as low as -30 degrees Celsius next week – and the wind will make it feel even colder.

According to Yle meteorologist Joonas Koskela, bitterly cold air from Siberia is expected to head west, bringing down the current chilly temperatures in southern and central Finland even lower.

“At night, it could go down to 20-30 below zero, and in some places even colder. Wednesday night (of next week) seems to be the coldest it will get,” Koskela said.

Next week, temperatures in southern and central areas are expected to range between -10 to -20 degrees during the day, with clear skies, he said, adding that wind chill will make it seem even colder. Lapland, on the other hand, is expected to be a little milder.

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, temperatures that dip below -20 degrees in southern Finland this time of year are relatively rare. For example, in February 2017 the lowest recorded temperature in Helsinki was -13.7 degrees Celsius.

Related stories from around the North:

Finland: Researcher blames lack of ice on Baltic Sea for southern Finland’s messy winter, Yle News

Iceland: High peak in low season, Iceland’s mass-tourism boiling over, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: How to prevent your pipes from freezing, Radio Sweden

Russia: Arctic Russia military town left without heating and hot water, The Independent Barents Observer

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