Tuesday. 21.05.2024

At last. On Monday Helsinki woke up with a thin blanket of snow covering the landscape. Not very much snow and, according to the weather forecast, it will not stay as Helsinki will have temperatures up 1°C on the next few days. However, this is still something remarkable in a year in which snow has not been the protagonist in southern of Finland.

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, in January temperatures have been 10 degrees higher than usual in Finland. Mild winters are not an automatic sign of global warming, but climate change makes these mild winters more common.

So today Finns and immigrants in the southern Finland can have one typical winter day and should enjoy the white landscape, even if there isn’t very much snow. Maybe they won’t have many more white days this winter.

Video: Snow shows up in southern Finland