Sunny start to the week, but a cool May Day ahead

Sunny start to the week, but a cool May Day ahead

Predictors say the last week of April begins in the sun, but ends in the cold, at the same time as the May Day celebrations.

"On Monday and Tuesday, there may still be more than ten degrees Celsius in southern Finland. But overall, the weather is getting cooler early next week," Meteorologist of the Finnish Meteorological Institute Antti Kokko told BT news agency on Sunday.

Snow, sleet and rain are expected in northern Lapland next week.

On Monday, daytime temperatures vary from 10 to 12 degrees in the southern regions, from 7 to 10 degrees in the central parts and from zero to five degrees in Lapland.

In the meantime, brush fire warnings are valid in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Åland.

"Grass fire warnings prohibit open fires, such as forest fire warnings," Kokko said.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the highest temperatures do not rise to five degrees in the southern and central parts, while in the north, mercury barely bounces above frost. In the High North, daytime temperatures remain frosty.

"The weather becomes unstable and brings light snowfall to the north, which drops to rain in the south."

Cold May Day

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland is expected to celebrate May Day in cold conditions.

"May Day (Sunday) weather is similar to earlier this week," Kokko said.

In the southern regions, temperatures range from four to seven degrees on May Day (Saturday), and elsewhere in the country, temperatures are a few degrees cooler. Visitors to Lapland on May Day were allowed to celebrate the spring festival in snowy conditions.

The warm weather of recent days has reduced snow cover in various parts of Finland and melted white in five to ten centimeters a day, according to Kokko.

However, snow covers many areas in Lapland, including Kittilä, where it is still more than a meter deep.

Source: The Nordic Page

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