Southern Finland could be covered by a thick blanket of snow on Wednesday, indicate recent weather forecasts.
Foreca reveals that it expects more than ten centimetres of snow to fall along the southern coast of the country during the course of Wednesday. The sub-zero temperatures, it adds, are to persist for the remainder of the week. “The snow will not melt away immediately. More snow may be on the way,” meteorologists at the private forecasting company said on Twitter.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), meanwhile, estimates that the snowfall forecast for later this week will signal the beginning of thermal winter, the period when daily mean temperatures remain below the freezing point. “The last time winter started so early was in 2002,” its meteorologists tweeted.
November is set to be colder than average in all parts of the country, according to the monthly forecast of Foreca.
“Next week, colder-than-average air will spread across large parts of Central and Northern Europe. In Finland, the temperatures will remain below average especially in southern parts of the country,” it stated earlier last week.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Jussi Nukari – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi