Long, hot summer. Pitkä, kuuma kesä.

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Our country has very beautiful places by rivers and lakes.

An extraordinary hot weather started at the beginning of May and still continues. At daytime the temperature reaches up to 30°C/ 86°F, nights are too warm for sleeping 20°/68°F, we dont´t have air condition in our houses. A normal summer is about 20°C/68°F-24°C/ 75°F. The biggest problem is drought, we have had only about five rainy days during this hot season. Trees, plants and wild animals are suffering from the lack of water. They are wandering to find a river or a lake.

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Yesterday in wilderness.
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A typical scenery in Finland. The very high humidity is seen in the photo.

Enjoy the summer, soon everything is covered with snow, says Kosmo, and wishes happy days to everybody !

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And now something you have never seen. A city of Rovaniemi is located at the Arctic Circle. This phto is taken by Eerika Saravuoma and it tells how hot the weather is.

Porot ovat viihtyneet tänä kesänä Rovaniemen keskustan tuntumassa rannalla, vaikka siellä olisi uimareitakin.
Reindeers at the beach drinking and cooling themselves.

Exceptional May!

We have had very hot weather about two weeks, temperatures between 25°C-29°C/ 77°F-86°F. Last time we had as hot May as now was 60 years ago. Last year we had snow a week ago.

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Kosmo found a tiny shadow under a small spruce.