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FMI: Snow in Lapland not yet "first snow" of the season

Some areas of Lapland are covered in a thin layer of snow but it's not yet enough to be officially be called the season's first snow, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI.

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Some areas of Lapland are covered in a thin layer of snow but it's not yet enough to be officially be called the season's first snow. Image: Jonne Järvinen / Yle

According to the FMI the "first snow" of the season is recorded only once there is a layer at least one centimetre deep precisely at 9 am, and that hasn't happened anywhere in Finland - at least not yet.

The snow which fell Saturday night and into Sunday morning in Lapland was evidently not enough to meet those demands.

Weather forecasts indicate that a high pressure system will hover over Finland during the new week, which will likely bring light precipitation and temperatures above the freezing point.

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