Many areas of Finnish Lapland were locked in a deep freeze. The night was a brutally cold -29 degrees in Kittilä and Salla. Icy conditions were also present farther south. In South Ostrobothnia the temperature plunged to -25C in several places.
Fog clouds contributed to Finnish Lapland’s mildest nighttime lows of around -12C, which were recorded in Utsjoki near the Norwegian border.
Last month’s cold record of -27C was broken in Naruska, a village in the municipality of Salla.