A view in Utsjoki. Stock picture: Andrew S/Flickr

A new low record temperature for the winter has been measured in Lapland. The mercury sank below minus 38,8 degrees in Utsjoki, Kevojärvi on Monday evening at a Finnish Meteorological Institute’s weather station.

On Tuesday, scattered snow showers are likely in most parts of the country. Heavy snow showers are likely in central and eastern Finland, especially in Tampere and Jyväskylä regions.

The difference in temperatures between the northern, southern and western Finland is quite extreme.

On Monday night, in Pargas, in the archipelago of Utö in western Finland, the thermometer climbed over 4 plus degrees.

Utsjoki is the northernmost municipality in Finland.