February was markedly milder than normally. The statistics compiled by the Finnish Meteorological Institute show that the most significant feature for the whole winter was the cloudy weather type. The number of sunshine hours measured was the lowest for the past 50 years.
According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the mean temperature for February ranged from about -2° C on the west coast to about -10° C in some areas of Northern Lapland. Seen against the long-term average, February was milder than normally in the whole of Finland
The greatest difference, or about five degrees Celsius, was measured in the easternmost areas of Finland, and the smallest difference, 1–2 degrees, in Enontekiö and in the northernmost Lapland. The lowest temperature for the month was -34.0° C, recorded in Kevojärvi, Utsjoki on 7 February. The highest temperature was 8.0° C, measured in Jomala, in the Åland Islands, on 27 February. >> More
Kuva: Eija Vallinheimo