Already yesterday, Wednesday, temperatures bounced over 30 degrees in many places in the southern and central parts of the country. This day is getting even warmer as the air mass is about a degree warmer than yesterday.
- It is likely that 31 will break at several measuring stations inland in the southern and central parts of the country. It remains to be seen whether one station will take the neck of the other, says Foreca meteorologist Juha Föhr.
According to Föhr, the warmest air mass is in the western parts of the country. Another option is that the hottest is in the southeast, as the air mass travels there with the northwest air flow, Föhr says.
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According to Foreca's local forecast, Thursday's highest reading will be measured in Hamina, where the temperature will rise to 33 degrees. The second highest reading in the forecast is in Seinäjoki, 32 degrees.
- Whether to go beyond 32 or even 33 degrees is entirely possible. Those findings are likely to be scattered shots. In any case, more clearly than yesterday, more than thirty are going.
The coasts remain cooler inland. There is heat in northern Finland and temperatures of almost 30 degrees can also be measured in the Oulu region inland. However, the hottest of all is in southern and central Finland.
Much has been speculated as to whether the all-time heat record for June could be broken today. It was measured in 1935 in Ähtäri when the temperature rose to 33.8 degrees.
- Typically it doesn't get so warm, but some stations may be so warm. There are also weather stations in naturally warmer places. It’s a lottery game and everything is as far as possible, Föhr estimates.
According to Föhr, the heat record may be set in the same direction as 85 years ago.
- The air mass is warmest there, but when there is the sea closer, it does not favor it. Somewhere there may be temperatures of the same order so that it is not far short of it.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued a warning of very distressing heat. Even the winds hardly cool the air. However, according to Föhr, in June the air is drier than in August, which means that sweat evaporates from the skin faster.
The hottest of all is probably in the early evening, between five and six o'clock.
Readings above thirty degrees are not very common in Finland in June.
- We're in the peak heat. Summers have warmed up. Due to climate change, there will probably be more such warm weather periods than before.