Even as springtime approaches, the temperature at western Lapland's Kittilä airport plunged as low as -37.5 degrees Celsius in the early hours of Friday, making it Finland's coldest temperature reading during the winter season in 2023.
The year's previous record, -35.0 degrees Celsius, was recorded on 6 March at the Kevojärvi weather station in Utsjoki, in northern Finnish Lapland.
Other areas in the region also saw very low temperature readings on Friday, including -36.7 C in Savukoski and -35.2 C in Enontekiö airport.
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Edited at 10:28 for clarity.