Finland’s November high temperature record has been exceeded for the second time in four days, when the measuring station at Mariehamn Airport in Åland recorded a measurement of 16.6 degrees on Friday.
This beats the previous record of 14.7, which was reached at Pori Airport on the west coast of Finland on Tuesday.
The previous record high was recorded in November 2015, when mercury hit 14.3 degrees in the municipality of Kimitoön (Kemiönsaari) in southwestern Finland.
On Fridays, seasonally warm temperatures are not limited to Åland, and stations in the cities of Turku and Rauma report temperatures of 13 degrees.
"Temperatures have been really high. During this year, the average daily temperature should be 4.4 degrees in Turku and 5.6 degrees in Mariehamn," Yle meteorologist Anne Borgström said and added that he believes the sunny spells will continue over the weekend.
Father’s Day is an “incredibly beautiful day”
The forecast for Sunday, which is Father’s Day in Finland, is sunny and clear.
"Sunday is going to be a very sunny, windy and incredibly beautiful day," Borgström added. "Actually, only Lapland and Eastern Finland are windy. However, temperatures on Sunday are five degrees lower than on Saturday."
However, Borgström warns that the rain clouds are scheduled to return early next week.
"On Monday, there may be snow in Eastern Lapland, while in the south there may be rain on Monday night. However, the amount of rainfall is very small," he added.
Source: The Nordic Page