Finland set for “exceptionally” chilly start to November, Lapland -10 C

A file photo of a river in Finnish Lapland. (Eilis Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)

Temperatures this week will be up to 7 degrees Celsius colder than normal for this time of year, Yle’s meteorologist says.

Finland is bracing for an “exceptionally cold” end of October and beginning of November, Yle meteorologist Matti Huutonen has warned.

“Temperatures will be about 3-4 degrees lower than normal in the south and 6-7 degrees lower in the north. The weather [this week] will be similar to conditions normally seen in December,” Huutonen said.

A low pressure system moving in from the south on Monday will bring heavy rain showers along Finland’s southwest coast, as well as snow and sleet further inland.

Finnish Lapland will be sunny but chilly, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -10 degrees Celsius during the day on Monday.

Tuesday, the last day of October, will see snow showers in the south and west.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has also issued a warning about poor driving conditions across the south and west of the country on Tuesday morning due to icy roads.

On Wednesday, the first day of November, temperatures during the day are expected to range from 0 degrees Celsius in the south to -10 degrees in Finnish Lapland, with snow and sleet showers likely in the southwest.

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: Hot and dry July saw temperature records topple in the Yukon, CBC News

Greenland: Alarming, above-average ice loss in Greenland due to rising temperatures, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Polar heat record. July average above 10°C, The Independent Barents Observer

SwedenHigh risk of wildfires in many parts of Sweden, including North, Radio Sweden

United States: Bursting ice dam in Alaska highlights risks of glacial flooding around the globe, The Associated Press

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