The weather was set to heat up significantly by Tuesday across Finland, leaving Monday’s cool conditions behind, according to Yle meteorologist Kerttu Kotakorpi.
While temperatures was in the low 20s at the beginning of the week, the mercury could reach 30 degrees Celsius by the weekend.
“In some parts of southern and central Finland it could be up to 30C this weekend,” Kotakorpi explained.
The warm spell will also reach Finnish Lapland (Arctic), though residents in northernmost Finland can expect highs of 20C, at the most.
”But as the air heats up, so does the likelihood of thundershowers,” Kotakorpi explained.
Pupils across Finland began their first week of summer vacation on Monday.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Canada’s Northwest Territories prepare for busy fire season, CBC News
Finland: Warm, sunny weather eludes northern Finland, Yle News
Norway: Temperatures on Svalbard have been above normal for 100 straight months, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Small fires break out due to dry conditions, Radio Sweden