Temperate June sees heavy rainfall this year
09 Jul 2018, 00:04 ( 09 Jul, 2018) | updated: 09 Jul 2018, 10:47 ( 09 Jul, 2018)
The average temperature in June was close to the long-term averages, according to the statistics of Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The average temperature in June varied between approximately 15 degrees Celsius in southern areas to nearly 10 degrees in the north of Finnish Lapland, said a press release issued by FMI.
The average temperature in southern parts of the country was locally about 0.5 degrees to 1 degree Celsius higher than normal, while in the north, it was locally 0.5 degrees to 1 degree Celsius cooler than normal.
There were nine days in June in which the temperature rose above 25°C, which is one day more than the long-term average for June. The highest temperature in June, 29.2 °C, was recorded on June 28 in Heinola while the lowest temperature in June was minus 5.0 degrees Celsius recorded on June 7 on Saana Fell in Kilpisjärvi.
Rainfall in June varied between less than 30 millimetres in the south-west and south-east and more than 100 mm in North Karelia.
Rainfall in the south-west and south-east was about half of the normal level, while in areas with the highest rainfall extending from North Savo and North Karelia to Koillismaa and in Enontekiö in the north-west of Finnish Lapland it rained about 1.5 times as much as in a normal June.
Rain was heaviest in Ylä-Luosta in Rautavaara, where 126.9mm of rain fell in June.
Rainfall was the lowest at the Haukka observation station at just 16.6mm. The greatest amount of rain in a single day was 49.5mm in Ylä-Luosta in Rautavaara on June 29.