Mercury Rising: Could Finland Heat Record Be Broken?

The all-time high temperature was recorded back in 2010.

File picture of sunbathers at Allas Sea Pools in Helsinki, June 2018 / Credit: News Now Finland

Is Finland’s all-time summer heat record about to be broken?

That’s what meteorologists and sun seekers are wondering this week, as many parts of the country swelter in temperatures around +30°C.

Already on Monday in Turku on the west coast, when the thermometer hit +32.7°C.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI says Tuesday could be even hotter, with the temperature expected to rise above +33°C in some parts of the country. 

Finland’s all-time summer high was +37.2°C which was recorded in July 2010. 

The summer heatwave – a real change from last year’s cooler, rainy summer weather – leaves no part of Finland untouched.

Temperatures in Lapland will hit +30°C today, and it’s the same story across Central Finland, the eastern border and west coast, and down into Uusimaa and the capital city region – with unbroken sunshine and clear skies virtually everywhere. 

FMI has issued heat warnings, reminding everyone that such hot weather can affect everyone, even if you’re healthy. Stay hydrated and limit your time in the sun especially if you are working.