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FMI: Up to 30mm of rain in southern Finland

After lashing the UK, Storm Dennis is bringing strong winds and rain to Finland on Sunday.

Aikuinen ja lapsi kävelevät kovassa tuulessa rannalla. Taustalla myrskyävä meri.
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Rain is moving in to Finland from the southwest on Sunday, with storm conditions expected on Sunday evening, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

Meteorologist Henri Nyman said the storm centre would blow over the Gulf of Bothnia on Sunday evening, reaching the Bay of Bothnia by midnight.

"Winds will probably exceed 21 metres per second on the Gulf of Bothnia and Bay of Bothnia," Nyman said.

On Sunday the FMI issued storm warnings for sea areas, including rough waves and high sea levels. The institute also warned of strong gusts along the southwestern and western coast, issuing a flood warning as water could potentially rise in low-lying fields near rivers and streams.

Heavy showers pound coastline

Southern coastal areas can expect heavy showers between Sunday and Monday, according to the FMI.

"We could see up to 30mm of rain, which is a lot for this time of year," Nyman explained.

Central and northern areas will see a mix of rain and snow on Sunday.

On Sunday the overnight temperature in Oulu is expected to rise to six degrees Celsius while the mercury in Rovaniemi will also stay above freezing.

"Quite a bit of slush is in store as far north as southern Lapland," Nyman said.

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