Hot, hotter, Finland

POSTED: July 25, 2021

According to the YLE website,

June and July have seen record average temperatures recorded at almost all measuring stations in Finland.

Yle gathered the figures for a representative sample of Finnish Meteorological Institute’s stations, and found that this summer’s averages were, at many places, the highest on record.

In all, Yle compared data from 1,338 summers at 20 different measuring stations, chosen for a geographical spread throughout the country and reliable data stretching back decades.

For example Helsinki’s Kaisaniemi station has measured temperatures since 1882, and Sodankylä’s Tähtelä has done the same since 1908.

The average daily temperature for the period between 1 June and 21 July has never been as high as it was in 2021 at either station.

However, Professor Hannele Korhonen of the Meteorological Institute says that we should not count this as the new normal – yet.

Consider me reassured.