An exceptionally mild November delayed the beginning of winter in many areas.
According to the statistics of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, November was exceptionally warm in a large part of Finland, excluding mainly the area reaching from North Karelia to Lapland. At several observation stations in the southern and western parts of the country, the month was even record mild. Compared with normal, the temperature deviation in November was between just under three degrees in the Åland Islands and about five degrees in the Ostrobothnian provinces and Western Lapland. A corresponding or milder November was last experienced in most parts of the country in 2005 and in Lapland in 2011.