It’s just above zero Celsius now. There’s enough snow that it won’t all melt, but eves are dripping. Mind you, judge the relative warmth by this lake photo.
Do Finns appreciate the relative warmth or would they prefer a firmly white Christmas? They’d prefer a white Christmas.
This weather, what can you do? If it were ten degrees colder they could go skiing, do all kinds of things. Now, they’ll complain Finland’s too cold, that’s for sure, but this weather is good for nothing.
It’s Sunday night now. YLE predicts the strongest storm of the season tomorrow. If it's not that bad and we get to Lapland, that’s good for us. The weather will push through and leave Tuesday or Wednesday night clear for the aurora.
So we hope.