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Summer Is Coming!

March Equinox was passed one week ago. Yesterday the daylight saving time started in Europe. Today we saw the first Coltsfoots and Northern lapwings (Vanellus vanellus). According to the measurements, the thickness of the ice cover on Lake Saimaa is still around 40 centimeters. So, the boating season has to be waited for still. Nevertheless, the beginning looks fairly promising!

The very first Coltsfoots of 2016

The Finnish Environment Administration produces forecasts for the surface water temperatures of the biggest lakes. Let’s see what kind of impact does the cold January have on the summer temperatures. Pessimists should keep quiet!

Lake Saimaa surface water forecast

Diagram source: Finnish Environment Administration