It’s definitely wintry this weekend.
38 millimeters in 24 hours (in the rain-o-meter in the backyard).
Not exactly the expected amount in July.
Two 25+ degree days = a good start for the holiday.
Weatherspark is a brand new webservice that provides easy access to weather history.
4000 weatherstations and growing, Espoo covered to 2006 (including the facts on the awesomely warm last summer), New York down to 1949.
Not yet, according to the definition at least.
But a pleasantly warm and sunny day nonetheless.
Following the mostly tropical summer, the sudden rise of a powerful thunderstorm was quite expected.
The ferocity and attached rapid decrease of temperature were not.
+25C at midnight is not really the expected temperature.
Hardly a common occurrence in Finland.
One more week until summer vacation kicks off.
Apart from the rain, that is.
Pleasantly warm, indeed.
Snowfall in Vapaala. Hopefully the last good fallout of this winter.
The conditions have been very favorable to formation of hoarfrost lately – a mass of fog combined with very cold air near the ground has covered the trees and shrubs in a thick white coat.
It’s a proper winter outside all right. Inside, it’s pleasantly warm.
-10 till the end of the week.
Nice. Especially with the thin snow cover already installed.
No pictures, just a date for future reference 4.11.2009.
The long-awaited summer season is officially started with a swim in a lake, minor case of sunburn, reasonable amount of angst for having to stay inside on a working day and extending the flat with one room by taking the balcony into use.
Too bad we’re set to devolve to semi-arctic conditions by Wednesday.
Finally, both the temperature (chilly) and the predominant color (white) are appropriate for the season.
It’s a simple collection of criteria:
- Temperature: Oh yes, as shown in the official forecast.
- Snow: Sadly, no, just a smattering of white poweder here and there.
So while it feels like winter, it’s not the real thing. Yet.
But the clear skies brought in by the high pressure are much appreciated.
I had forgotten what you looked like.
Yes, it’s been getting steadily colder, and the first snow fell yesterday.
And hopefully we’ll escape the fifth season, the quellë altogether, and move right into a proper winter.
After all, this can officially be the worst period of the Helsinki weather – ubiquitous rain turning tarmac into slippery photon eater is no-one’s idea of a great time.
My my. How badly Helsinki coped with a minor weather incident.
Radio broadcasting interrupted for hours. Municipal traffic ground to a halt. A stern warning to remain indoors issued by the meteorological institue.
All this from a short (but suitably intense) thunderstorm, and accompanied with an overture of a general alert signal howling in the background.
Perhaps we ought to be careful that this is as violent as the conditions get, or otherwise Finland, as a nation, would have either learned to cope, or been eradicated a long time ago.
The warmest season is back again, after a few worrisomely lukewarm/rainy/cloudy days.
And what would be better use of the sunshine than to escape the raging roof replacement din to a grassy knoll to continue reading the last Harry Potter-installment, eat vast quantities of fresh raspberries and just lazily while away a more than decent summer vacation day.