A couple enjoying the hot summer day at Hietaniemi Beach in Helsinki on May 19, 2017. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

What happens in Mäntsälä, doesn’t stay in Mäntsälä. Not when the temperature exceeds the definition of hot weather by 1.3 degrees: 26.4 degrees Celsius – heating up a new record for the beginning summer! (In Finland, the definition for hot weather is 25.1 degrees Celsius).

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The exact time the thermometer climbed to such heights, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, was 14:20 on Friday afternoon.

The weekend baths in over 20-degree temperatures in the southern and middle parts of the country. Only the northern parts will be feeling – what the southerners have experienced enough in the past weeks – temperatures of about 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Weather exceeding 10 degrees on average is described as thermal weather in Finland.

It’s well worth it to take the most out of the climbing temperatures as the forecast for next week looks a bit rainy.

For example, [highlight color=#FFFF00 ]Horses at Kaivopuisto Park[/highlight] event in Helsinki is expecting about 30,000 visitors over the weekend.
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Mäntsälä is a municipality in southern Finland. It has a population of about 20,726 inhabitants.