The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has warned that temperatures will rise further at the beginning of this week.
FMI on Sunday stated that daily highs are expected to be around 27–32ºC and lows around 15–20ºC at the beginning of the week, with temperatures exceeding 30ºC forecast for almost all of Finland for Tuesday.
“The hot weather will continue and temperatures will rise further after the weekend. On Monday, the conditions are set to be tropical,” tweeted a meteorologist at FMI.
The temperatures are forecast to drop moderately with the possibility of rain and thunderstorms towards the end of the week, but overall the weather is to remain warmer than usual across the country.
FMI issues a hot weather warning whenever daily highs are expected to exceed 27ºC and daily averages 20ºC. A very hot weather warning, in turn, is issued whenever daily highs are expected to exceed to 30ºC and daily averages 24ºC. The warnings are targeted especially at risk groups such as children, the elderly, people with cardiovascular diseases and people exposed to the elements at work.
A very hot weather warning is in effect for southern parts of the country on Monday and for most parts of the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Roni Rekomaa – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi