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At the end of November, most parts of the country had snow, slightly more than usual in the south and exceptionally low amounts in some parts of Lapland. The autumn (September–November) in general was mild and precipitation remained low. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s statistics, the weather in November was normal or slightly milder than normal in most of the country. The average temperature for the month ranged from about +6 degrees in the Southwestern Archipelago to -7 degrees in Enontekiö. The average temperature was mostly 0.5‒1.5 degrees above the average for the 1991–2020 normal period. Similar Novembers are experienced several times a decade, which means that this year’s November was very close to typical temperatures.
Helsinki, 30 June 2022. A new finance mechanism to strengthen weather and climate observations, improve early warnings to save lives, protect livelihoods and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience has opened its doors for business.
In a year overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic fallout, 2021 nevertheless saw progress towards in strengthening early warning services and building resilience to extreme weather and climate change impacts in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.
The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative is mobilizing an additional US$ 28 million to deliver early warning systems in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDs) to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of severe weather.
Above normal air and sea-surface temperatures are expected over the majority of the Arctic regions in June, July, and August 2021. Lower to near normal ice cover is the predominant forecast while early to near normal break-up of sea ice is expected for most regions. This is according to a new seasonal climate outlook produced by the Arctic Climate Forum.