On Monday morning, October 29, a thin layer of snow cover the streets in Helsinki. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The forecast snowfalls missed southern Finland during the weekend but there has been plenty of snow in some parts of central Finland—for example in Jyväskylä. And of course, in Lapland.

Still, the weather has taken a turn to freezing temperatures in the whole country. But that’s about to change.

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Meanwhile, on Monday morning, in Sodankylä, Lapland, a new record of freezing temperatures was measured: 18.7 degrees!

According to Meteorologist Sini Tenhunen at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, freezing temperatures of almost 19 degrees are rare in Finland . . . before November that is.

The freezing temperatures of a few degrees will prevail in southern Finland on Monday. There could be small snowfalls.

As the week goes forward, the wind is getting stronger but by Wednesday the temperatures have risen to 10 degrees Celsius in southern Finland. We at Finland Today are not kidding!

According to meteorologists, the weather will continue mild for an unknown period of time.

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