July unusually rainy in parts of Finland
An unusually large amount of rain fell in Finland in the month of July this year.
According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, rainfall exceeded 170 millimetres locally in central and eastern parts of the country.
However, in Central and Northern Ostrobothnia, Finnish Lapland, and in some parts of Southern Finland, the amount of rainfall was actually below the long-term average.
Temperatures were about average in most areas.
There were fewer days than usual in which the temperature exceeded the local benchmark "heatwave" figure of 25 degrees Celsius.
The average temperature for the whole country was 15.5°C in July.
The highest temperature for the month was recorded on Monday, July 30th at Lampela in Lieksa, where the mercury reached 31°C.
Finnish Meteorological Institute