Rains and winds are going to increase toward Tuesday evening in many parts as the summer storm called “Päivö” gains momentum.
Päivö could cause power outages, fallen trees and floods on Tuesday evening and night, according to weather service Foreca.
Beginning from Monday evening at 21:00 through Tuesday afternoon at 15:00, the largest amount of rainfall has been recorded in Pyhtää, southern Finland, where the rainfall totaled 69 millimeters.
In Lapland, Kittilä, it has rained over 60 millimeters and in southern parts rainfall amounts of over 50 millimeters have been recorded in Porvoo and Heinola and in central parts in Joutsa.
Heavy rainfall is expected on Tuesday evening and night in southern Finland, in southwestern and central Finland and Kainuu region in northern Finland as well as in Northern Ostrobothnia.
In some parts, the rainfall could total up to 80 millimeters, which according to Foreca’s meteorologist Jenna Salminen would equal the total rainfall for June.