Early summer and mild autumn raised the average national temperature Catkins were growing on farmer Mikko Mäkelä's farm in Vihti on Friday. During the whole early winter the household has followed the nature under a false alarm. "Autumn sowings mistakenly blossomed as early as November. At that point I began to wish for colder temperatures," Mäkelä says.
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Finland warmer by two degrees
Temperatures have been mild for long. Helsinki saw the eighth consecutive month warmer than usual. According to meteorologist Ville Siiskonen from the Finnish Meteorological Institute Finland has remained in the sphere of southwestern air currents.