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Summer set to return by end of week

An incoming high-pressure front will see temperatures return to more summer-like readings over the next few days.

A pier on the river of Porvoojoki.
People in the south could be basking in above 20-degree temperatures this weekend. Image: Fredrika Sundén / Yle
Yle News

A recent cold snap has seen Finnish summer begin on an unseasonably chilly note, with some areas as south as Lappeenranta even waking up to snow-covered landscapes.

But Yle meteorologists have some good news for those wondering where summer is, because the heavy cloud cover that has dominated the Finnish skies in the past days will also begin to clear from Monday.

As the clouds clear, conditions in the south of Finland will become considerably warmer as the week progresses.

Daytime highs could near 20-degree Celsius in the south on Monday, according to Yle meteorologist Aleksi Lohtander. Central and northern Finland will meanwhile see temperatures reach 15 and 10 degrees respectively, with forecasters also warning of strong winds in some areas throughout the day.

Lohtander explained that the temperature change is due to Finland's current position between low- and high-pressure systems. He added that the weather will continue to become more summer-like as the high-pressure front continues to take over.

This is why people in the south could be basking in above-20-degree temperatures by the weekend, depending on cloud cover. Meanwhile, the north is set to see daytime highs reach near 15 degrees Celsius by the end of the week, Lohtander added.

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