A thunderstorm hit the city of Oulu on Tuesday evening, leading to flooded streets and traffic chaos.
During the first three hours of the storm that started around 6 p.m., an estimated 56 millimeters of rain fell in the city, and 11.3 millimeters in the first hour.
The huge inflow of water led to road closures and several traffic accidents, including a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Haukiputaantie and Kiiminkijoentie/Martinniementie.
In addition, the Finnish Meteorological Institute estimates that there were almost 5,000 lightning strikes in the area between Oulu and Siikajoki by 10 p.m. "exceptionally high" picture.
Due to the strong wind, rescue services have been called to carry out several rescue and damage prevention measures.
According to the county newspaper Kaleva, abundant rainwater led to flooding in several neighborhoods around the city.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute said on Wednesday that thunderstorms are approaching Finland from the west after days of exceptionally high temperatures.
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