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Finland sees colder weather, abundant snow in November

Published : 09 Dec 2023, 02:07

Updated : 09 Dec 2023, 05:04

  DF Report
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The average temperature in November was slightly colder than usual in most parts of the country, according to statistics from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

In Lapland, November was unusually cold in places, said FMI in a press release on Friday.

The average temperature for the month varied between about two degrees Celsius in the Southwest Archipelago to minus 12 degrees in Central and Northern Lapland.

The average temperature was mostly 1.5‒3.5 degrees below the average of the 1991‒2020 reference period, while in Lapland the average temperature was mainly 3.0‒5.5 degrees below the average.

The highest temperature of the month, 10.2 degrees Celsius , was measured at Kalbådagrund in Porvoo, on November 1 while the lowest temperature minus 34.6 degrees, was measured at Tulppio in Savukoski, on November 27.

In the southern and central parts of the country, precipitation in November was in many places normal or slightly higher than usual.

In the northern part of the country, precipitation in November was mainly lower than usual, and especially in the east, snowfall remained unusually low or even exceptionally low.

According to preliminary data, precipitation in November was heaviest at Jomalaby in Jomala, at 114.6 millimetres.

The lowest amount of precipitation was measured at the Naruska observation station in Salla, 10.7 millimetres. The greatest amount of precipitation in a single day, 28.3 millimetres, was measured at the Kemiönsaari observation station, on 22 November.

At the end of November, snow depth was mostly 15–25 centimetres in the southern and central parts of the country and 25–50 centimetres in the northern part of the country.

In many places, the amount of snow was unusually high compared to the season, and in some places even exceptionally high.

The entire country saw fewer hours of sunshine than usual, and Southern Finland exceptionally few.