Coldest day of winter recorded in Utsjoki, Finland

Utsjoki is the northernmost municipality in Finland and has the largest proportion of Sami speakers in the country. Image: (Sebastian Bergholm / Yle)

Temperatures in the northernmost Finnish municipality plunged as low as -35 degrees.

Kevojärvi weather station in Utsjoki, northern Finnish Lapland, recorded Finland’s coldest temperature reading of the winter on Monday.

The mercury dropped to -35.0 degrees Celsius, making it the lowest reading recorded this winter so far, according to the Finnish Metereological Institute (FMI).

The previous record, -34.8 degrees, was recorded on 7 January in Muonio, western Lapland.

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Sweden: Temperature increase in Sweden twice as high as global average, weather service says, Radio Sweden

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