Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

“Have you seen the sun?”

Lately, that’s been the question around town in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.

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A view out from the window on Tuesday morning does not give any answers. It could be anywhere behind the thick grey mass of rain clouds.

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Meteorologist Aleksi Jokela turns out to be wiser. According to Jokela, we could see glimpses of the sun already on Thursday.

But on Sunday . . . on Sunday . . . according to Jokela and the forecast, the sun will make an appearance across the nation.

Colder nights will follow the sun, so perhaps, we are also taking a few steps closer to the winter.