Water situation 23.2.

Mild and rainy weather will raise water levels in rivers in Southern and Southwest Finland

Melting snow and rainfall will increase runoff and may cause stormwater floods in urban areas. The increase in runoff will also cause water levels in rivers to rise, reaching average spring flood peaks in places at the beginning of next week. According to the forecast, the most low-lying fields will flood in areas such as Rivers Loimijoki, Perniönjoki and Lepsämänjoki.

Water levels in lakes are close to their normal winter levels in almost the entire country. However, milder weather and rainfall may cause the water levels to rise earlier than usual in Southern and Central Finland. After the rainy autumn, the water level of Lake Saimaa remains nearly half a metre above the average level of the season and will remain higher than usual until summer.

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