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Lapland experiences record freeze

Record low temperatures have been recorded in Finnish Lapland, with the mercury plummeting to -36.1 degrees Celsius overnight. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) registered the new low at Kevojärvi in Utsjoki.

Pakkasmittarissa -41,3 astetta.
Some home thermometers recorded even colder temperatures. An overnight low of -41.3 degrees was noted by Olavi Airaksinen of Noidanpola, Muonio. Image: Olavi Airaksinen

Second coldest was Kevo, with a temperature of -35.3 degrees Celsius.

Other locations in Finnish Lapland also experienced a serious cold spell, including Pokka in Kittilä (-34.9 degrees), Näkkälä in Enontekiö (-34.5 degrees) and Väylä in Inari (-34.4 degrees).

Also braving lows beyond -33 were Alamuonio (-33.6 degrees) and Kilpisjärvi’s town centre (33.5 degrees).

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