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Snowstorm likely to hit south Finland today

23 Nov 2017, 03:19 ( 23 Nov, 2017) | updated: 23 Nov 2017, 10:26 ( 23 Nov, 2017)

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A snowstorm is likely to blow from the western part of the country over southern Finland on Thursday, reported the national broadcaster Yle.

The country will be hit by the snowstorm with high winds and up to 20cm of snowfall during the morning rush hour.

“In the morning the snow will be mainly in the west, during the day it will spread to the south and in the evening it will be over central Finland,” Yle meteorologist Marjo Hoikkanen said.

Meanwhile, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) warned of poor driving conditions for all over the country excepting South Savo, South Karelia and Kymenlaakso due to the snow storm.

Winds could gust up to 20 metres per second on land during the storm, according to Hoikkanen, with sea areas facing gusts of up to 23 metres per second and swells of up to four metres, said the Yle report.

The weather forecast said conditions will improve on Friday, with southern regions seeing up to six degrees Celsius and Oulu around four degrees. In Lapland temperatures are expected to be below the freezing point on Friday, the Yle added.

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