The Arctic Lapland area of ​​Finland becomes a record heat wave Weather News

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The region, the largest area in Finland, is usually home to records of the country’s coldest temperatures.

The Arctic region of northern Lapland, in northern Finland, has recorded the highest temperature for more than a century at 33.6 degrees Celsius (92.5 degrees Fahrenheit), during a heat wave that has been affecting the entire Nordic country for weeks.

The temperature was measured on Monday at the Utsjoki-Kevo weather station in northern Finland, near the border with Norway, by the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

The institute said there was only one highest historical measure recorded in Lapland: 34.7 C in the Inari Thule area in July 1914.

The beginning of July has been exceptionally warm in Lapland, one of the last wilderness deserts in Europe known for its extremely cold winters that attracts national and international nature lovers in both summer and winter.

The region, the largest area in Finland, is usually home to records of the country’s coldest temperatures of 5.5 million.

“It is exceptional in Lapland to record temperatures” above 32 ° C, Jari Tuovinen, a meteorologist at the Meteorological Institute of Finland, told Finnish public broadcaster YLE.

He said the current heat wave in Lapland is the result of the predominant high pressure causing warm air in the area.

In addition, “hot air has been introduced from central Europe north through the Norwegian Sea,” Tuovinen told YLE.

Neighboring neighbors Norway and Sweden have also recently recorded high temperatures in the north, where the Norwegian municipality of Saltdal recorded 34 C this week.

Finland’s all-time high temperature, 37.2 C, was measured in the eastern city of Joensuu in 2010, YLE reported.





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