The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment – with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest part of the country.
The coldest temperature so far this winter in Finland was recorded as -38.8°C at Kevojärvi in Utsjoki late Monday night.
The temperatures across Lapland are not just cold in the evenings, in the middle of the day on Tuesday there are lows of -37.3°C recorded in parts of northern Finland.
It’s quite a contrast to the south of the country where the capital city region has had at least 15 days so far in January with the daily maximum temperature above +5°C.
Meteorologists say the last time there were so many days like this was back in 1930 when there were 8 January with the temperature above +5°C in Helsinki.