Mild and Rainy Weather Will Continue Until Friday in Southern Finland – Likely to Snow on Sunday

The rain was drizzling on Tuesday morning in Helsinki, November 22, 2016. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The rain was drizzling on Tuesday morning in Helsinki, November 22, 2016. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The exceptional weather where the snowfall had turned upside down, bringing 21 centimeters of snow to Porvoo and Helsinki and leaving Utsjoki, the most northern city in Europe, almost snowless, is now history. In the past three days, the heavy rain in southern parts of the country left nothing but piles of leaves to the parks and muddy sand roads in the countryside. The snow is gone in the south. But that could change on Sunday.

Utsjoki has now 11 centimeters of snow, and widely, Lapland is covered in a crust of 20 centimeters and the temperatures are between minus 2 and 10 degrees Celsius.

The temperatures in southern Finland continue shifting between 5 and 8 degrees on the plus side. There will be occasional rains till Saturday.

On Thursday, the weather becomes colder as low-pressure area slides over the southern and eastern parts. Friday will likely be frosty in the whole country.

On Sunday, it might even snow again in Helsinki.

Sources: The Finnish Meteorological Institute, Foreca