The path circling the Töölö Bay in Helsinki received a thin layer of snow on Tuesday morning, November 23, 2021. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

The first snow arrived in southern Finland on Monday night. In Helsinki center, a mix of rain and sleet in temperatures hovering around 0 degrees Celsius eventually created a thin layer of snow in some parts of the city in the morning.

The roads circling Helsinki were slippery for vehicles and downtown for pedestrians and cyclists.

In Lapland, at Kevojärvi in Utsjoki, the new record cold for this winter was measured: minus 29 degrees Celsius.

The weather for the next two days is going to be milder in southern Finland.

On Friday, it’s going to get colder, and according to the latest forecast for the rest of the month, it’s going to stay colder than usual at this time of the year.

Sources: The Finnish Meteorological Institute, Foreca