Gettin’ Chilled: Spring Comes in Hot, Then May Cools Us Off!

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The average temperature in May was six to nine degrees Celsius in the southern and central parts of the country and mostly three to six degrees Celsius in the northern part of the country, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

In most parts of the country, the monthly average temperature was colder than the long-term average, while in Lapland the temperature was close to the average.

The month’s highest temperature, 24.5 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Harabacka, Porvoo on 26 May. The lowest temperature of the month, minus 12.6 degrees Celsius, was measured in Naruska, Salla on 1 May.

At the end of May, there was still more than 60cm of snow in central and northern Lapland at individual stations, and just under 50cm on the last day of May.

At several observation stations, the snow was the deepest or among the deepest measured for this time of the year in the station’s recorded history.

On the last day of May, the deepest snow could be found in Kenttärova, Kittilä. The snow was measured at 48 cm which is the largest snow depth measured on the last day of May in the station’s 18-year recorded history.

In Pokka, Kittilä, the snow depth was 45cm on the last day of May. This is the largest snow depth measured on the last day of May in the station’s 49-year recorded history.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. EmilySmith says

    As a weather enthusiast, I find these temperature fluctuations in May fascinating. It’s amazing to see how the highest temperature in Harabacka reached 24.5 degrees Celsius, while Naruska experienced a chilling minus 12.6 degrees Celsius. The lingering snow depths in Lapland are quite impressive, especially considering the records set in Kenttärova and Pokka. Climate never ceases to amaze me!

  2. EmilySmith123 says

    Were these temperatures considered unusual for May in Finland?

    1. WeatherWatcher92 says

      Well, EmilySmith123, the temperatures in May were indeed lower than the long-term average in most parts of the country, with some areas experiencing record snow depths for that time of the year. So, while not unheard of in Finland, this May did bring some colder-than-usual weather.

  3. EmilyDavis says

    I find it fascinating how drastic the temperature differences can be across different parts of the country in May. The record highs and lows show how unpredictable spring weather can be. It’s interesting to see the significant snow depth in Lapland, making it feel like winter is lingering longer than usual.

  4. Natalie_Sunshine says

    As a nature enthusiast, I find it fascinating how May in Finland brings such diverse weather – from hot days reaching 24.5°C to chilly moments with snow depths breaking historical records. Mother Nature sure knows how to keep us on our toes!

  5. EmilySmith says

    Personally, I find these temperature fluctuations in May quite surprising. It’s unusual to see such cold temperatures during a time when we expect spring to be in full swing!

  6. MeganSmith says

    In my opinion, the colder-than-average temperatures in May truly reflect the unpredictable nature of spring weather. It’s fascinating to see such variations in temperature across different regions of the country. Climate change continues to bring unexpected climatic patterns that keep us on our toes!

  7. Jenny87 says

    Even though spring started with a bang, May certainly kicked it down a notch with these chilly temperatures! It’s interesting to see how the weather varies across the country, with some areas even still covered in snow. Mother Nature sure knows how to keep us on our toes!

  8. EmilyWeatherWatcher says

    May definitely kept us on our toes with its wide temperature range and lingering snowfall. It’s fascinating to see how the weather patterns unfold, creating record snow depths in some areas. Let’s embrace the unpredictable beauty of nature!

  9. EmilySmith says

    It’s fascinating to see how the temperature fluctuates in different parts of the country during the spring season. The record high in Porvoo and the deep snow in Lapland truly showcase the variety of climates we experience. Mother Nature never fails to surprise us!

  10. Emily_Blogger says

    It’s fascinating to see how extreme the temperature variations are in Finland during the month of May. The record high in Porvoo and the record low in Salla really highlight the unpredictable nature of spring weather in the country. It’s also surprising to learn about the significant snow depths in Lapland, making it feel like winter is lingering longer than usual in some areas.

  11. SusanWeatherWatcher says

    Was the amount of snow in Lapland this May unusually high compared to previous years?

    1. TomWeatherExpert says

      Indeed, the snow depth in Lapland this May was unusually high compared to previous years. At the end of the month, there was still more than 60cm of snow in central and northern Lapland, with some of the deepest snow recorded for this time of year. It’s been quite a chilly spring in Lapland!

  12. EmilySmith_29 says

    Are these temperatures in May considered unusual for Finland? I’m surprised by the snow depth for this time of year!

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