Foreca forecasts that a snow squall will sweep across southern and central parts of Finland between Monday and Tuesday.
“Spring has been called off for now,” its meteorologists on duty stated on Saturday. “We forecast up to 20 centimetres of snow for Monday and Tuesday. The snow squall will move in from the south early on Monday and continue to the latitudes of Oulu.”
“Unfortunately, this is not a prank for April’s Fools Day.”
Joanna Rinne, a meteorologist at Foreca, reveals that the forecast changed dramatically over the latter half of last week, as a result of a change in the projected movement of a low-pressure front. She also reminds that the snow squall could make road conditions difficult for holidaymakers returning home after Easter.
“I can’t think of a way to say this nicely: road conditions will be horrible for the return traffic on Monday,” she says. “Unless the forecast changes, I can’t really recommend making a long-distance drive on Monday.”
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi