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Heatwave to hit Finland at the beginning of next week

From Helsinki to Lapland, temperatures will likely rise to +25 degrees Celsius -- and above.

Ihmisiä uimarannalla Bodominjärvellä Espoossa 16. kesäkuuta 2018.
Summer is set to return to next week. Image: Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva

From Helsinki all the way up to Lapland, the mercury will rise well into the mid-20s next week.

For southwestern Finland temperatures of +27 degrees are in store, while in Lapland the forecast predicts +25 degrees in Kittilä and +24 degrees in Inari, according to Yle meteorologist Matti Huutonen.

”Heat wave temperatures will be measured from the beginning of the week all the way up to Lapland,” predicts Huutonen.

On Monday, from the southwest a zone of precipitation will approach, but it will dissipate before it reaches mainland Finland. Light rain is also expected in the archipelago.

After Tuesday, Huutonen says he can’t promise anything for certain.

On Wednesday it may rain in central and northern Finland.

“The details are uncertain. Wednesday does look like it will see a zone of rain that goes across central and northern Finland,” he says.

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