Warm weather sees temperatures top +15°C today

The forecast for Easter shows pleasant weather across the whole of the country.

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File picture of sunny weather, 16th April 2019 / Credit: News Now Finland

Could this be the start of summer, finally?

Any sun seekers will certainly be hoping so, as the hottest weather of the year so far in Finland was to be found in Salo on the south west coast, where the temperature hit 15.5C.

A high pressure system over the whole country brings fine weather for the whole week, and into Easter weekend as well – with some occasional cloud over parts of Lapland.

The warmest day of the week is forecast to be on Thursday, with temperatures hottest in the south and west, and +15°C will be felt in many areas.

But all good things come to an end, with the first rain clouds on the horizon for Monday.

Allergy sufferers start to feel the effects as plants and trees continue to bloom for spring.

Pollen levels are expected to be moderate to high in southern and central parts of Finland, but low in North Ostrobothnia and Kainuu.

Accumulated street dust is still a problem in Helsinki and the capital city region, Lohja and Kirkkonummi.