The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has urged motorists to use caution as snow and sleet are expected complicate road conditions in southern and western parts of Finland between late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Up to ten centimetres of snow could fall in the areas during the course of tomorrow morning, according to the FMI.
The FMI told yesterday that a weather front is expected sweep into the country from the west late on Wednesday and gradually track towards the east during the early hours of Thursday, bringing snow, sleet and rain – accompanied by strong winds – to large parts of southern and western Finland. The weather in other parts of the country is expected to be fair.
The rains are forecast to subside by tomorrow evening as the front reaches eastern parts of Finland.
FMI also highlighted that in southern parts of the country the first ground-covering snow falls typically between late October and early November, and in central parts of the country by the end of October. A permanent snow cover, in turn, is formed roughly a month after first snowfall, with coastal regions likely to remain barren of snow the longest.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi