The winds and rainfall of the Dennis storm in the UK reaches Finland on Sunday, when the deep low-pressure region arrives here from the North Atlantic.
Henri Nyman, a meteorologist on duty at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, says that the storm is first and foremost wet in Finland.
During the next 24 hours, rainfall is expected in almost all of Finland, up to the height of southern Lapland, most abundantly in southern Finland.
- In Uusimaa and Southwest Finland it is possible to rain up to thirty millimeters by tomorrow morning. Watercourses can be flooded as a result.
Heavy winds are also experienced throughout the country, but according to Nyman, the actual storm gusts will be on Sunday night and Monday night in the sea areas of the Gulf of Bothnia and in the land areas of Ostrobothnia and Northern Ostrobothnia.
At least in the Gulf of North, storm readings are expected, Nyman says.
- In Ostrobothnia storm gusts are likely from the beginning of the night. First they arrive in Vaasa before midnight and then move north from there to the coast of Ostrobothnia.
- The coast of Ostrobothnia will certainly feel, and there will be damage, that is, power outages. In southwestern Finland, too, some trees are likely to fall, although the readings themselves are by no means strange as a winter storm.
Nyman says the winds will calm down on Monday.
- On Monday morning, especially in northern Finland, there are winds and rain, but in the south and central parts of the country there is no more west-southwest wind.
Storm Dennis has raged in recent days in Britain, with flood warnings given to many locations yesterday. Local meteorologists estimate that on Saturday some hundred months of rainfall was possible in parts of the country.
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