February and the whole winter were mild and marked by high precipitation - Finnish Meteorological Institute

February and the whole winter were mild and marked by high precipitation - Finnish Meteorological Institute

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31 March 2016

According to Finnish Meteorological Institute statistics, the average amount of precipitation of all of Finland in February was the second highest since measurements began in 1961. A February with even more precipitation was experienced in 1990.

Precipitation levels in February are on average about 30 mm, but the levels recorded in February just gone were twice the usual, in some areas even three times the usual. Precipitation levels of as high as 131.6 mm, which is the new record for February in Finland, were recorded in Kouvola Anjala. Very high levels of precipitation in large areas were previously experienced in February for example in 1995, 1998 and 2002.

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