Pedestrian weather shows the condition of walkways

The risk of slipping rises clearly with increased slipperiness.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute gives warnings about highly slippery pedestrian weather. Then extra attention should be paid to the choice of footwear and slip guards should be worn. There may be wide local variations in walkway conditions. It depends on factors such as maintenance practices and the volume of traffic.

The warning specifies the cause and duration of slippery conditions. Between about seven and twenty warnings are issued each year per region.

The yellow is the colour used in the weather warnings for pedestrians.

It is very slippery when it snows or rains over glacial walkway

Very slippery forms, when first there is water on the walkways and it froze and then it snows over ice.Very slippery forms, when first there is water on the walkways and it frozen and then it rains over ice.

Picture: Tommi Mäkelä
 

Check current pedestrian weather in winter.

Read more about the model used for determining walkway conditions.

 

 

6.2.2019