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A bonfire at Seurasaari on Midsummer’s Eve, June 22, 2017. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Remember to pack your sunscreen for Midsummer celebrations because the weather is going to be very kind.

How kind, you ask?

Well, for example in southern and central Finland, you could, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, be bathing in temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius; the temperatures on the weather map are radiating red!

In Helsinki, the temperatures are going to remain around 20 degrees.

An umbrella could be necessary, too. On Friday, Midsummer’s Eve, a thunderhead is approaching the country, moving from west to east. Scattered showers are likely.

In the northern parts of the country, it’s going to be significantly chillier. Quite likely the temperatures are going to stay around 10 degrees.

This year’s Midsummer weather is exceptional, according to Meteorologist Liisa Rintaniemi from Foreca weather service and MTV news.

“You are about to see this once in 40 years,” she said while referring to the unusually warm weather.

Normally, the average Midsummer temperatures in Finland are about 18 degrees Celsius.

Tony Öhberg