Weather warming up across Finland

People play beach volley on the Hietaniemi beach in Helsinki, Finland, on May 14, 2018. The weather is warming up across Finland this week. (Vesa Moilanen/AFP/Getty Images)
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

Yle News

For more news from Finland visit Yle News.

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

Leave a Reply

Note: By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that Radio Canada International has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Radio Canada International does not endorse any of the views posted. Your comments will be pre-moderated and published if they meet netiquette guidelines.
Netiquette »

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *