“In Helsinki, for example, about 10 centimeters of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours,” he commented on Sunday afternoon.
Snow is not expected to melt any time soon, as temperatures across the country are forecast to remain below freezing this week before falling to below normal levels in the second and third weeks of the year. The temperature in the southern regions should remain below the freezing point this week outside the momentary rise to 0 ° C and in the central regions between -5 ° C and -15 ° C.
– Temperatures vary a lot in Lapland. Mercury is first -25 ° C in some areas, but as the wind rises, cold weather makes it easier. Starting on Tuesday, the temperature in Lapland will vary from -5 ° C to -15 ° C, “Borgström said.
No extra snow is expected this week, except for snow in the southern areas.
Borgström added that while the first week of the year is roughly in line with long-term average temperatures, the longer-term forecast shows that the next two weeks will be colder than usual.
“Last January was record warm in the southern and central parts of the country, so this year is going to be a lot different compared to that,” he said.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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