Another cold week in Finland

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The combination of cold temperatures and a hard north-easterly wind are expected to make weather conditions in Finland feel like -20 degrees Celsius in the South. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva/Reuters)
The coming week in Finland is going to be very cold but sunny. The Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued a warning of very cold temperatures from Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning, February 26 to 28.

The Institute says the frigid temps might prove dangerous for people with certain illnesses or health problems.

The combination of cold temperatures and a hard north-easterly wind are expected to make weather conditions in Finland feel like -20 degrees Celsius in the south, -25 in central areas and -30 in the north.

“On Monday, temperatures will be around minus ten degrees throughout the country, but on Tuesday, they will fall to between minus 10 and 20. The wind will make these numbers seem even colder,” confirms Yle’s meteorologist Anne Borgström.

She says the cold snap will hit southern and central areas early in the week, but on Wednesday, they will let up a bit. In Lapland, temperatures will stay closer to ten degrees below zero through the week, but will fall dangerously low at night-time.

By Thursday, temperatures should be back up to minus ten in most areas.

Borgström says that Monday may still see some snowfall in the south and east, but the rest of the week should be sunny and dry.

Related stories from around the North:

Finland: Finland’s frigid weather to get even colder next week, 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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