Water situation 22.9.

Water levels of rivers in Northern Finland are still rising

The heavy rainfall last week has raised the water levels of natural rivers in Southern and Central Lapland. Water levels of rivers have also risen high considering the season along the Ostrobothnian coast due to rainfall, reaching flood levels in places.

According to forecasts, the weekend will be rainy in almost the entire country, but the rainfall will become lighter and occur in showers. In Lapland, as well as in Kainuu and North Ostrobothnia, water levels will continue rising until next week. Contrarily, the water levels of rivers are starting to decline in South and Central Ostrobothnia.

Water levels of lakes are higher than is typical of the season in almost the entire country.

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