Photo: Eija Vallinheimo
According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, September was significantly warmer than usual throughout Finland. In Lapland, September was unusually warm and dry.
The monthly mean temperature ranged from 13 °C Celsius in Åland and the south-western archipelago to slightly under 9 °C in northern Lapland. The biggest deviation from the long-term average was reported in western and northern Lapland, where temperatures were more than 3 degrees above normal levels. The smallest deviation was reported in the southern part of the country were the temperatures were 1 degree warmer than usual. The highest temperature of the month, 23.8 °C, was measured in Sepänkylä, Espoo, on 8 September and the lowest, -6.4 °C, in Vuotso, Sodankylä, on 30 September. >> More