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Temperatures plummet as Arctic air sweeps over Finland

This time last year Finland basked in sunshine and temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees.

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The chilling truth: early May in 2016 and 2017. Image: Yle

No need to take out the sunscreen just yet. The weather forecast for next week calls for great October weather… in May.

Southern Finland will face the beginning of the week in chilly conditions. Cold breezes from the Arctic Ocean will sweep through the country on Monday and Tuesday, which could develop into, we’re sorry to say, sleet and hail showers.

Yle meteorologist Kerttu Kotakorpi says this cold spell is in stark contrast to previous years.

”With temperatures at five degrees at best in the south, we can definitely talk about an exceptionally cold period for this time of year.”

This time last year Finland basked in sunshine and temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees.

“We even had some heat waves in the end of May,” Kotakorpi recalls.

Here’s hoping the weather will have a change of heart soon.

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