… and the weather is…

5 Jul

I was reading our daily paper earlier in the week and came across some interesting numbers. For the month of June, 2013 there were … wait for it… 78,000 lightning strikes in Finland. Yes, that is correct seventy-eight thousand. That’s an awful lot of electricity.

Lightning 2013

Lightning 2013

The next interesting statistic to grab my attention was the fact that we had 17 official ‘hot’ days! You may well ask what constitutes a hot day in Finland – any day where the temperature exceeds 25 degrees centigrade. Helsinki itself only had 9 such days. Check out the little snapshot I snipped from a site called Accu Weather.com. Double click the picture to read in detail.

June weather stats

June weather stats

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2 Responses to “… and the weather is…”

  1. El Guapo 05/07/2013 at 16:26 #

    25 C? That’s only 77 F. We/ve been over that for a while now.
    today is supposed to be in the low 90s (F) in nyc.

    • Kanerva 08/07/2013 at 10:32 #

      It’s all relative. Look how far north we are compared to NYC! Usually June has maybe 7 or 8 hot days. Global warming has arrived perhaps 🙂

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