Hot Temperatures And Flood Risks For Finland

The forecast predicts that temperatures could rise up to 30°C today for some parts of the country.

Daffodils in Espoo, May 2018 / Credit: News Now Finland

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The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI is forecasting temperatures up to +30°C today just sound of Kuopio.

That extra warm front will also be felt in Tampere, Lahti and Lappeenranta, while in coastal areas it will be slightly cooler – but still hot – with Helsinki enjoying temperatures up to +25°C; and Turku can expect 27°C.

The weather is a little more changeable in Lapland, with some showers on the horizon.

Water levels continue to rise in Kittilä municipality in Lapland as well, although rescue services say the rate has slowed.

Local authorities had been prepared to evacuate some residents overnight, but there has been no need so far.

“The same flood risk remains, even if the rising water levels have slowed” says fire chief Jorma Ojala from Lapland Rescue Department, who says waters have risen by about 5cm overnight.

There’s still flood waters around Sodankylä with drivers urged to be cautions on the roads.