snow cover Thickets are fixed in almost all parts of Finland.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) forecast on Sunday that more than 10 centimeters of snow would fall over large parts of the country in the coming days, with particularly heavy snow expected in areas near the southern coast, the center of Oulu. region and in parts of Kemi and eastern Finland.
“20, even 30 centimeters of snow could fall in some areas,” hickey cinisaloMeteorologist at FMI, Told Helsingin Sanomat.
Snow is forecast in northern parts of Finland today. Another layer of snow is expected in the southern regions early Tuesday. While the winter system is set to track east, another is set to approach from the south and will cover large parts of southern and central Finland on Wednesday.
The snowfall is expected to continue till Thursday.
“There’s a potential for a lot of snow, particularly along the south coast, but more widely as well,” Sinisalo commented. “Bad road conditions are on the horizon. For example, road conditions in the south will be poor or very poor on Wednesday.
FMI has issued a warning for motorists in the northern parts of the country for Monday. On Tuesday the warning will be expanded to cover the central, eastern and southern parts of the country, with Canau and northern Ostrobothnia to follow on Wednesday.
Temperatures across the country remained below freezing point over the weekend. In areas along the south coast, the mercury is expected to hover around zero for a few days starting tomorrow before dropping below zero again.
According to the latest forecast from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), December is expected to continue to be cold and slightly colder than average.
Sinisalo told Helsingin Sanomat that the cold and winter weather is set to continue. Average temperatures in the coming weeks will be up to five degrees below the long-term average in Finland.
“No severe cold weather is on the horizon, even though there could be some daily downpours [in temperatures], The weather is likely to be cool, cloudy with scattered snowfall in the near future.
While he refrained from making any predictions about the holiday season, he did appear to offer some reasons for optimism.
,[This week] Ready to deliver more ice to all parts of the country. There can be many things in it. This naturally means that even if we had some warm air coming in, the ice would not melt as easily. The future is going to look really snowy and chilly.
Alexi Teiveinen – HT