June was record warm – in Helsinki, the first month of summer was the hottest in 180 years

There were a total of 25 hot days in June, which is also a record for the last 60 years.

The average temperature in June was at an all-time high, according to the Meteorological Center. Countrywide, the average June temperature was 16.5 degrees, which exceeds the previous record set in 1953 by 0.3 degrees.

Temperatures throughout the country, from Lapland to the southern regions, by 2-6 degrees exceeded the average.

For example, in Helsinki at the Kaisaniemi meteorological station, the average June temperature was 19.3 degrees, which is the highest indicator in the entire history of measurements since 1844.

In total in June there were 25 hot days when the thermometer rose above 25 degrees. This is also a record over the past 60 years. The hottest days, 19, were recorded in Niinisalo, in Kankaanpää.

Finland’s June temperature record was set in 1935, when the thermometer in Yakhtari showed 33.8 degrees.

The warmest this year was June 22 in Koitsanlahti in Parikkala. The temperature there rose to 33.6 degrees.

The coldest place was Saana hill in Kilpisjärvi, where on June 16 it was minus 2.4 degrees.