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Finland’s capital region will bid farewell to the heatwave on Monday

THE CAPITAL REGION of Finland will bask in the final day of what was a 10-day heatwave on Monday.

Eveliina Tuovinenmeteorologist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Sunday Told Helsingin Sanomat that warm weather will give way to lower temperatures and scattered showers later this week.

“Looks like we got some respite from the heat and hopefully some rain too,” she commented.

Today should be the last day for the moment with temperatures above 25°C in Uusimaa. The forecast calls for temperatures of 20 to 25°C for Tuesday and 18 to 20°C for Wednesday. Showers are expected to occur occasionally from Tuesday and more frequently, with the possibility of a few rumbles of thunder, from Thursday.

However, no major storms are expected to develop this week.

Tuovinen confirmed that no new heat wave is currently on the horizon, recalling that temperatures above 25°C have already persisted for 10 days. “It would be unusual if we had a wave like this here. It’s more about getting back to normal.

She explained that cooler air is expected to flow into the country, bringing temperatures below seasonal averages, due to the decrease in a prevailing high pressure.

The warm spell is expected to end this week in other parts of Finland as well. Tuovinen said Monday will be warm in large parts of the country, but temperatures will start to slip and showers will develop from Tuesday.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT