Photo: Eija Vallinheimo
Summer temps were a bit higher than average throughout Finland, with Lapland being exceptionally warm. June and August were warmer than normal, while mean temperatures were reported for July.
According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), the mean temperature for August was higher than normal throughout the country. Temperatures ranged from just over 17°C in the south and west coastal regions of Finland, to just under 13°C in the Käsivarsi region of Lapland. The biggest deviation from the long-term average was reported in the northernmost areas of Lapland, where temperatures were well over 3°C above normal levels. Smaller deviations, approximately 1°C, were reported in the western parts of Finland. >> More