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Spring arrives: Temperature of 16C recorded in Salo, more warm days in the forecast

Spring is rushing in, as warm temperatures have finally arrived to coax the crocuses out of the ground in Finland. Weather services forecast temps of up to 20 degrees Celsius for next week.

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Coltsfoot is one of the first flowers of spring in northern Europe Image: Ritva Siltalahti / Lehtikuva

This Saturday the highest temperature of Finland's spring season so far was recorded in southwest Finland. The city of Salo enjoyed 16.4 degree Celsius weather, with temperatures of over 16 degrees also charted in the southern cities of Turku and Hämeenlinna.

The last time things were this warm was last Monday, when a temperature of 15.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in the southern city of Porvoo.

Yle's meteorologist Anne Borgström predicts another lovely day on Sunday for everywhere in Finland but the northernmost regions of Lapland.

"Temperatures may exceed 16 degrees Celsius tomorrow in certain inland areas," she says.

Light scattered rain showers are predicted for some south-western areas later in the evening, however.

Borgström says temperatures of up to 20 degrees Celsius are possible already next week.

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