Finnish Lapland to bask in warmer, sunnier weather

Temperatures should rise above 20 degrees Celsius in southern Finland this week, while Lapland should enjoy nice and warmer weather starting Tuesday. In this picture, people enjoy a sunbath. (Timo Heikura/Yle)
A weak high pressure front has arrived in Finland, causing temperatures to rise to over 20 degrees Celsius in western and southern areas, reports public broadcaster Yle’s resident meteorologist Toni Hellinen.

This news might be nice, but his forecast for the next two weeks is even better: Hellinen says that this welcome wave of warm spring temperatures will continue for the next ten days.

Temperatures in rainy and windy northern Finland are still chilly, but after another spell of showers on Monday, the nice weather will warm things up in Lapland as well.

Above 20 Celsius in South

At 3:40 pm on Sunday, the highest temperature recorded so far this spring was measured in the southern city of Lahti. This new record of 21.4 degrees Celsius beat an April temperature that previously held the title.

The central hub of Jyväskylä basked in a balmy 20.7 degrees, and residents of western Alajärvi saw a Sunday temperature of 20.5.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Arctic: Record ice-loss, highest melt rate in 1,500 years, Radio Canada International

Finland: Migratory birds in Finland: some return early, others go missing, Yle News

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

Russia: Teen researchers tell Putin Russia’s ice sheet is quickly melting, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Melting snow brings floods to central Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska’s firefighters are ready for wildfire season, Alaska Public Media

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