Press release archive: 2013

A milder than average January in the north

1.2.2013 14:41

January was slightly colder than average in South-Finland but milder than average in northern parts of the country.

Photo: Antonin Halas

Photo: Antonin Halas

In eastern and northern Lapland the temperature anomaly was around 3 °C. The monthly mean temperature itself varied between -6 °C on the west coast and -11 °C in West-Lapland.

The lowest temperature of -36.1 °C was recorded at Utsjoki on the 28th of January.

Compared to long term statistics, South and Central-Finland had less than average precipitation whereas most of northern Finland received near average precipitation.

Snow depths at the end of the month were near average with around 80-90 cm in parts of Lapland. Near the west coast of Finland some areas had less than 10 cm of snow.

Snow statistics: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/snow-statistics