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Stormy weather likely to affect New Year´s fireworks

31 Dec 2018, 02:22 ( 2 Months ago)

DF Report
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The New Year´s fireworks likely to be affected by stormy weather, reported national broadcaster Yle quoting Finnish Meteorological Institute.

Strong winds blowing on New Year's Eve in the west coast may affect the shooting of fireworks, said the north Ostrobothnia rescue department.

In the west coast the winds may even exceed storm reading, according to the forecast. On New Year's Eve, wind speed may exceed over 20 metre per second in the Ostrobothnia sea areas.

Strong winds and snow showers is also forecast in Southwest Finland.

The rescue departments of Ostrobothnia and Southwest Finland are monitoring the situation closely and may issue warnings on Monday morning.

Due to strong winds, fireworks should be handled with extra care since they might head another direction unexpectedly.