January saw high precipitation and wide temperature fluctuations

January saw high precipitation and wide temperature fluctuations

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6 February 2015

January 2015 was milder than normal in south and central parts of the country, but colder in Lapland. Precipitation levels were in many places nearly twice as high as the average for January.

Image: Janne Pulkkinen

Temperature readings split into two

January was milder then normal in many parts of southern and central parts of the country, with the temperature deviation ranging mostly between two and three degrees. In Central and Northern Lapland, however, the month was between one and two degrees colder than average.

The average temperature for the month does not, however, tell the whole story, as the month was characterised by large temperature variations, with milder and colder periods. The month's lowest temperature, -39.6 °C, was recorded on 11 January in Utsjoki, and the highest, +7.5 °C, was recorded on 1 January in Kristiinankaupunki.

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