Press release 1.11.2012

Local precipitation records broken in October

Western parts of the country faced well above average precipitation in October.

Precipitation amounts were near average in eastern and northern parts of the country. However in many parts of western Finland precipitation was double the long term average. Some stations broke their all-time highest daily and/or monthly precipitation records for the month of October. Merikarvia received the most precipitation, 191 millimetres.

Temperatures near average

October began with warm temperatures but ended in a cold spell. Therefore the October mean temperatures were near average everywhere except North Lapland where the monthly mean temperature was mainly between 0.5 and 2 degrees warmer than average.

The highest temperature of 16.0 °C was recorded at Hämeenlinna on the 3rd. The lowest temperature of -25.2 °C was recorded at Salla on the 26th of October. Temperatures this low in October are rare in Finland.

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 October (in Finnish):

The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s weather application for iPhone and Android phones: