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Drought weather poses high risk of forest fire

04 Aug 2019, 22:25 ( 17 days ago) | updated: 05 Aug 2019, 02:29 ( 17 days ago)

DF Report
FMI press release photo by Juho Aalto.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) issued warning of forest fire as a result of drought.

The warning has been issued following number of fires broke out on Sunday, reported local media.

By evening, huge fires broke out in Askola and the Eurajoki.

Most parts of the country remain dry and it is feared to remain dry because of the dry northern air flow, said a press release of FMI.

Currently, forest fire warning is in effect in nearly all parts of the country. Particularly in the western parts of the country, the terrain is very dry and possibility of rainfall is very thin in the driest areas.

Forecasted rainfall is relatively low with few millimeters of rain expected in the east.

According to meteorologist Antti Kokko, there is no prospect of proper rainfall in the coming days and dry condition is likely to intensify.