According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the low-pressure front is expected to bring as much as 25 centimeters of snow to southern Finland on Monday and Tuesday.
Snowfall is accompanied by strong east winds, which makes driving conditions particularly dangerous on the south coast.
On Monday, temperatures will fluctuate between -3 and -7 degrees Celsius in the southern and southwestern parts of the country.
The storm is not expected to affect the rest of Finland, and no snowfall is forecast for the northern parts of the country on Monday.
Blizzard may dampen the return of Olympic heroes
Difficult conditions could hamper the victorious return of the Finnish hockey gold medalists – their historic victory on Sunday at the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) – as well as the ski stars. Kerttu Niskanen and Krista Pärmäkoski.
The flight, which carried athletes and Olympic committee leaders and staff, was delayed an hour and a half in Beijing and is scheduled to land at Helsinki-Vantaa at around 4 pm local time – during the expected storm.
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According to the airport operator Finavia, the combination of snowfall and high winds can make landing difficult, and the decision is always made by the pilot based on the prevailing weather conditions and the condition of the runways.
This article will be updated.
Source: The Nordic Page