Snow covers most parts of Finland in November

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At the end of November, most parts of the country had snow, slightly more than usual in the south and exceptionally low amounts in some parts of Lapland, said the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in a press release on Thursday.

The average temperature for the month ranged from about +6 degrees in the Southwestern Archipelago to minus 7 degrees in Enontekiö.

The average temperature was mostly 0.5‒1.5 degrees above the average for the 1991–2020 normal period.

Similar Novembers are experienced several times a decade, which means that this year’s November was very close to typical temperatures.

The highest temperature of the month, 15.1 degrees, was recorded at Jomalaby in Jomala on 12 November. The lowest temperature of the month, minus 26 degrees, was recorded at Vuotso in Sodankylä on 21 November.

In the southern and central parts of the country, November’s precipitation levels were lower than usual or close to the monthly average in many places. In the southern part, the precipitation level was exceptionally low in some places.

In the northern part of the country, precipitation levels were also exceptionally low for the most part.

According to preliminary data, precipitation in November was heaviest at Ylä-Luosta in Rautavaara, at 73 millimetres. Precipitation was lowest at the Kilpisjärvi village observation station, at 12.2 millimetres.

The greatest amount of precipitation in a single day, 23.2 millimetres, was recorded at the Ylä-Luosta observation station in Rautavaara on November 11.

At the end of November, most of the country had snow from a few centimetres to ten centimetres. There was 10–25 centimetres of snow in Central and Northern Lapland.

In the south, some parts had slightly more snow than usual for the time of the year. In the central and northern parts of the country, many parts had less snow than usual, and some parts of Lapland had exceptionally low amount of snow.

Observation stations recorded an unusually low number of hours with sunshine, and exceptionally low numbers were recorded in some places.

  •  Snow
  •  Finland
  •  November


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