July was colder and wetter than average, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute. In some places, rainfall was up to 2.5 times the average.
Next week, however, the rains will give way to the sun and heat readings seem likely.
Mutable July was due to a meteorologist from the Finnish Meteorological Institute Jari Tuovinen according to the high-pressure area that persisted in Central Siberia, which prevented low pressure from continuing its journey across Finland.
Tuovinen says that in mid-July, the high pressure allowed him to visit Finland momentarily, but the rainy weather returned after a few hot days.
The record-warm beginning of Siberia this year has caused record wildfires and the exceptionally rapid melting of permafrost in Russia this year.
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According to Tuovinen, the last unstable and rainy July was in Finland in 2017.
“In some places, the rainfall in July was normal, but higher-than-average rainfall readings were measured, especially in Central Finland and Eastern Lapland.”
The highest rainfall readings were measured in the Iso River in Ostrobothnia, where as much as 193 millimeters of water came in during July. The figure is 2.5 times the average July rainfall in the Isojoki River.
abundant in addition to rainfall, July was also cold and cloudy. While there were 27 hot days in Finland in July, warmer than usual in 2018, there were only ten of them this year. A heat day is a day during which the heat limit, ie 25 degrees, has been broken at least somewhere in Finland.
According to Tuovinen, daytime temperatures were exceptionally low in western Finland. For example, at the Pirkkala observation station, the highest temperature of the lowest day of the month was only 12.2 degrees.
“This was the highest temperature of the lowest day in the history of the Pirkkala measuring station [heinäkuussa]”, Tuovinen says.
According to Tuovinen, only Finland did not suffer from unstable weather.
“The low-pressure area affected the entire Nordic region. Where it was rainier than usual in Finland, record readings were measured in southern Norway, ”he says.
On July the chilly weather continues for a few more days in August. In addition to the rains, thunderstorms are expected, especially on Sunday evenings, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute. It is worth preparing for a thunderstorm, especially in the central parts of the country, where a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued.
Thunderstorms should be over during the first part of the week, and heat readings are expected by the end of the week, says a meteorologist from the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Helena Laakso.
“Towards the end of next week and no later than the weekend, heat readings are likely throughout Finland,” says Laakso.
According to the valley, the warm weather would seem to continue for some time.
“The first half of August looks sunny and the hot weather would seem to continue in the first half of next week as well,” says Laakso.
According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, at the end of next week and the beginning of next week, temperatures in Central and Southern Finland could rise to as high as 28 degrees.
“Too bad for those returning from work to work. However, for those who are just starting their holiday, good summer weather is promised, ”Jari Tuovinen describes the future temperatures.
“Yes they are pretty good swimming pools.”