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Spring temperature record measured in the Åland Islands

A new record for warm spring temperatures was measured on Saturday, March 8 in Jomala, a municipality of the Åland Islands, when the Finnish Meteorological Institute gauged a temperature approaching ten degrees Celsius, some five degrees higher than the seasonal average.

Lumeton uimaranta Hangossa.
A Hanko beach with no snow in sight. Image: Lehtikuva

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) Twitter account, the record-breaking spring temp was recorded as +9.1 degrees Celsius. Yle meteorologist Kerttu Kotakorpi says a temperature like this so early in the spring is very rare in Finland.

But it looks as though spring is really getting a hold over winter this weekend, as sunny skies prevail in the south and central areas of the country and temps could reach +7 in the south, although Kotakorpi says the cold westerly winds will make the weather feel a bit chillier.

“Winds may reach gale force in the fells of Lapland and at sea. We have already measured 17 m/s winds in Rauma and 22 m/s winds in Levi,” says Kotakorpi.

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