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Finland on Fire

Finland on Fire

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, June 9, 2019/Categories: natural history, space science, sustainability, environment, climate change

                              Heatwave in Finland, 6-7-2019 (credit: Mika Rantanen, University of Helsinki)

Finland set heat records above the Arctic Circle. University of Helsinki meteorologist and PhD candidate Mika Rantanen produced a temperature info-graphic for Scandinavia and western Russia of temperatures set last week where a reading of 87F (30.6C) was recorded above Arctic Circle on June 7th.

According to Rantanen:

"there are no known cases in Finland's climate history when it has been hotter than it is now so early in the summer".

The Finnish heatwave is now receding but temperatures remain above 30°C (86F) inside Russia's Arctic Circle and are still above 31°C (~88F) along the coast of the White Sea.

Such temperatures may seen like an extreme anomaly in the Arctic today but could soon become the 'new normal' everywhere.

WHB

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