Extreme cold winter weather in Lapland / Credit: News Now Finland
Visitors to Lapland have the opportunity to experience a proper snowy winter with a record amount of snowfall blanketing the region.
In many places there’s 90cm of snow – for example today in Sodankylä there’s 89cm and in Kittilä 88cm have been recorded, around 30cm more than usual.
“It’s a record for the time of year” says Meteorologist Anniina Valtonen at the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
“Typically in January Lapland really does not have snow cover above 80cm. Such snowfall occurs once every thirty years” she explains.
The deeper-than-usual accumulation is because the first snows came early in autumn 2019.
“The reason why there’s currently so much snow, is that the snowfall started already in October and never melted away” says Valtonen
“The first snowfall comes generally in October, but usually it melts away at that time. Enduring snowfall doesn’t however come usually until November or December” she tells News Now Finland.
It is also noteworthy that in Lapland the temperature has remained constantly cold, while in southern and central Finland the low pressure from the south has kept the weather warm and wet.
“In central Finland, for example, the situation is completely different. There is about 20 to 35 cm less snow than usual and in southern Finland there should normally be about 15 cm of snow already at this point” says FMI’s Anniina Valtonen.
Courtesy of newsnowfinland.fi
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25+ LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTH #AUSTRALIA HAVE JUST SUFFERED THEIR #COLDEST JANUARY DAYS EVER: MAINSTREAM MEDIA SILENT
Parts of South Australia have just shivered through some of their coldest January days on record — with Adelaide missing out on beating its 1970 record by just 0.7C.
The temperature at Adelaide’s West Terrace weather station reached just 16.6C on Sunday — about 13C below the average for the time of year, and below the city’s previous lowest January max temp on record, the 17.1C from 1970.
However, because of the controversial way the BOM now measures Australia’s maximum temperatures “as the highest reading during the 24 hours to 9am each day,” an observation of 17.8C at Adelaide’s West Terrace site just before 9am on Monday has gone down as the official max for the 24 hour period.
So Adelaide may have narrowly –and conveniently– missed out, but more than 25 locations across South Australia have just endured their coldest January days on record, as reported by http://www.adelaidenow.com.au and quietly logged by the BOM.
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