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Country experiences unusually warm autumn

Published : 13 Dec 2020, 20:24

  DF Report

File Photo: VisitFinland by Asko Kuittinen.

Record-breaking monthly average temperatures were measured at some observation stations in southern and central parts of the country in November, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

This autumn (September–November) was the warmest in the measurement history in many southern and western parts of the country.

In other parts of the country, the autumn was mostly unusually warm, and in some places exceptionally warm.

The average temperature during the autumn varied from just over 10 degrees Celsius in the south-western archipelago to just under 2 degrees in northern Lapland.

Compared to the statistical reference period 1981-2010, the temperatures in the whole country were around three degrees higher than the long-term average.

The highest temperature of the autumn (23.5 degrees Celsius) was recorded at the Tulkkila observation station in Kokemäki on 27 September. The coldest temperature, minus 21.6 degrees Celsius, was measured in Pokka, Kittilä, on 27 August.

November was unusually warm throughout the whole country, and in some places exceptionally warm.

In southern and central parts of the country, record-breaking monthly average temperatures were measured at some observation stations. The average temperature in November varied between approximately 7 degrees Celsius in the south-western archipelago and minus 2 degrees Celsius in northern Lapland.

The deviation from the statistical reference period was around 4–6 degrees, with the largest deviations being seen in Lapland.