Press release archive: 2012

A warm but very wet September

3.10.2012 9:20

September was warmer than average in the whole country. The all-time precipitation record for the month of September was broken in Helsinki.

Photo: Eija Vallinheimo

Photo: Eija Vallinheimo

Most of the country experienced above average precipitation, especially parts of Southern and Eastern Finland as well as parts of Southwestern Lapland where the monthly precipitation was over 120 mm. These are twice the typical September rainfall amounts.
In Helsinki the 160 mm of precipitation is the highest amount for the month of September in almost 170 years of records. This beats the old record from the year 1918.

Temperatures above normal

The mean temperature for September was above average in Finland with highest anomalies in eastern and northern parts of the country. The highest temperature of 23.1 °C was recorded at Parikkala on the 12th. The lowest temperature of -5.2 °C was recorded at Salla on the 9th of September.

Additional information:

Weather statistics from the Climate Service, tel. 0600 1 0601 (€3.98/min. + local network charge)
Weather forecasts from the meteorologist on duty, 24 hours a day, tel. 0600 1 0600 (€3.98/min. + local network charge)

Weather statistics for September (in Finnish): http://ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/syyskuu

The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s weather application for iPhone and Android phones:
http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/smartphones