IIn the far north of Europe, heat has been recorded. As the Norwegian Meteorological Institute announced on Twitter on Tuesday, the Porsanger Municipalities of Troms and Finnmark in northern Norway measured 34.3 degrees Celsius on Monday afternoon – a record for the province. There is a danger of forest fire in many places.
Nine of Norway’s eleven provinces also have a province so far this year heat wave were recorded. It is defined in Norway as when the maximum temperature average is at least 28 degrees for three consecutive days.
It is also unusually hot in Finland and Sweden at this time. According to Finnish radio station Yale, this is due to a high pressure area in the east of Finland, which brings more warm air from Siberia. According to the Finland Meteorological Institute, the previous recorded 33.5 °C was recorded in northern Finnish Lapland, the highest measured temperature in the region in more than 100 years.
According to meteorologists, June was already record-breaking hot and dry in many places in Finland. Also in the Swedish part of northern Lapland and the province of Norrbotten, Sunday was the hottest day in decades in many places.
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