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Finland says goodbye to summer weather - for now

The next few days promise daytime high temperatures of between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius.

Maisemia Vehoniemen näkötornista Roineen järven suuntaan. Aurinko paistaa ja puut ovat alkaneet vihertää.
The weather will take a u-turn across the country from Tuesday, replacing sunshine with rain and warm to cooler temperatures. Photo from Vehoniemi observation tower in Pirkanmaa. Image: Juha Kokkala / Yle
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Finland has been basking in summer-like temperatures in recent days but this is about to change - for a little while at least - according to the latest Yle weather forecast.

Some areas in the southeast of the country, such as the city of Mikkeli, recorded 24.2 degrees on Sunday, but from Monday weather conditions will begin to turn wetter and considerably colder.

"The weather will first begin to change in the south. A rain system will begin moving in and across southern regions on [Tuesday] afternoon," Yle meteorologist Nina Karusto said.

The temperature is expected to drop down to 10-15 degrees by Wednesday.

Map showing the weather in Finland from Monday to Wednesday. Monday is still warm and sunny but temperatures will fall nearer to 15 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
The outlook for the next few days. Image: Yle Sää

Thursday, which also marks Ascension Day and a public holiday in in Finland, is expected to be the coldest day of the week.

Temperatures in Lapland are forecast to stay below three degrees Celsius and could plunge low enough to cause sleet conditions.

Daytime temperatures in central Finland will hover around five degrees Celsius, while the south may see the mercury climb just above 10 degrees during the day.

Nighttime temperatures could drop below zero, even in some southern areas.

The cold weather spell is not expected to last long, however, with meteorologists forecasting warmer readings by the weekend. The mercury could hit again the 20-degree mark by Sunday, Karusto noted.

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