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Snow piles occupy roadsides in Helsinki on January 14, 2019. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

On the night between Sunday and Monday, about two to six centimeters of snow arrived in Finland.

This is just the beginning.

The temperatures will remain mild at the beginning of the week. Then it will gradually get colder.

On Thursday, according to Meteorologist Jari Tuovinen from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, it could snow as much as 12 to 18 hours straight.

“There could as much as 15 to 20 centimeters of snow,” he said.

The snowfall is forecast to arrive from the west along with low pressure. The low pressure could cause a winter storm but it’s still too early to tell.

At the end of the week, the temperatures are likely to drop to minus 10 and 30 degrees in the whole country.

Depending on the thickness of the clouds.