On Thursday, the Aila storm will travel from the coast of Ostrobothnia over Finland to the southeast, so that in the evening the low-pressure center will be at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland in the stages of St. Petersburg.
Before that, the winds sweeping the storm readings swept across Finland at different rates.
Of the provinces in Finland, only Lapland is left with strong winds.
On-call meteorologist Oskari Rockas from the Finnish Meteorological Institute estimates the pace of the Aila storm moving across Finland.
Weather situation at 11 am: The center of low pressure is northeast of Mikkeli and the storm winds are strongest in Western Finland.
In sea areas, continuous wind crosses the storm limit of 21 meters per second.
- At the Kylmäpihjala weather station in front of Rauma, 32.2 meters per second were measured in a gust in the morning, Rockas says.
That means that at times the wind reached readings of a hurricane.
On the Raippaluoto bridge, the wind blew 30 meters per second. Photo: Timo Aalto
The Ostrobothnian coastal strip, which was the first to receive the worst storm, is already making it easier.
- Vaasa region toughest winds begin to wear off after noon.
In Kainuu, which suffered severe power outages, strong gusts of wind can still occur in the afternoon until 3 pm – 4 pm.
In Satakunta, the peak of the storm is reached between about 11 and 12 o'clock.
- In Pirkanmaa, the storm strikes the hardest between 12 and 3 pm, severe gusts of wind are measured on large lakes all over Finland.
In Southwest Finland and Uusimaa, the wind reaches its maximum strength between 2 pm and 4 pm.
- At the Rajakari weather station in front of Turku, 27.4 meters were measured in a gust in the morning.
The winds are there the most intense stages of a half-day.
- On the coast, winds and gusts are significantly stronger than inland.
There was a thunderstorm in the port of Verkan in Korpo. Photo: Pete Aarre-Ahtio
In Central Finland, winds peak between 2 pm and 3 pm, but the duration of the wind is difficult to predict.
In North Savo and North Karelia, the storm reaches after 2 pm, when the wind speed can be 15–20 meters per second.
In south-eastern Finland, the peak of the storm is reached between 6 pm and 9 pm.
- Strong winds can continue for a long time, because this storm is long-lasting in nature, Rockas says.
The storm has cut off electricity to tens of thousands of households.
According to the power outage map, at 10.50 there were already more than 71,151 people without electricity.
IS follows the storm moment by moment in this article.