Thursday leaves: Bad weather, ski boom, cameraman down

Thursday leaves: Bad weather, ski boom, cameraman down

The low-pressure front will bring more snowfall to the southern and central regions on Thursday, which means bad news for both motorists and pedestrians, Helsingin sanomat newspaper reports.

With temperatures slightly above or below frost, rains alternate as snow, sleet, and rain throughout the day, reducing visibility on the road and slippery pavements.

"Between Wednesday and Friday, there are no spots of clear sky in Finland," Meteorologist of the Finnish Meteorological Institute Eveliina Tuovinen told the biggest traveling day.

Both the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Western Uusimaa Rescue Department urge drivers to be careful all over the country, but especially in the regions of Uusimaa, Kanta-Häme, Päijät-Häme, Kymenlaakso and South Karelia.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute also warned pedestrians about very slippery pavements, especially in the southern and central parts of the country.

IS: The busiest ski season before Covid

It may be too late for last minute holidaymakers who want to take a ski break at the resort, the tabloid Evening News (IS) writes.

Traditionally, many families from the populous southern and central Finland travel to Lapland on a winter holiday known as the “ski holiday”, which is celebrated in weeks 8-10.

"It can be said that weeks 8 and 9 are quite crowded. The odd cottage might still be here and there. Week 10 is also filling up fast," Visit Levi’s CEO Satu Pesonen told the newspaper.

Ruka, a popular ski destination, expects about 20,000 visitors next week, IS writes. Ski resorts forecast that this season will be busier than last year, and in some areas tourism revenues will grow tremendously.

"This is definitely the best of the three pandemic winters. It is nice to note that in addition to domestic customers, international customers are also starting to show up," The director of Visit Levi added.

Olympic big bang

Finnish skier Jon Sallinenthe qualifying round lasted "a dramatic turnaround" when he gave the photographer too much close-up, the tabloid Evening paper (IL) reports.

Sallinen competed in the Olympic half-pipe skiing qualifiers and was in the middle of a backflip attempt when he accidentally hit the camera pilot and crashed the camera out of his hands.

"I hope the cameraman is fine" Sallinen told the other camera while waiting for his points, IL adds.

(The dramatic collision can be viewed on Discovery + video.)

Source: The Nordic Page

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