Photo: Tero Sivula
According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, May was unusually, in many places even exceptionally, warm. The anomalies were particularly great in Lapland.
The mean temperature for May ranged from slightly over 13° C in inland Southern and Central Finland to about 7° C in northernmost Lapland. Seen against the long-term average, May was clearly warmer than usual throughout Finland. The difference was greater in the north than in the south.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s statistics show that the difference was over 4 degrees in northernmost Lapland and from 2 to 3 degrees in Southern and Western Finland. The highest temperature for the month was 30.5° C, measured in Utsjoki Kevo, on 31 May. The lowest temperature for the month, –9.7° C, was also measured at the same station, on 2 May. >> More