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Summer storm causes damage across Southern Finland

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Photo: The summer storm beats at the rocks in Eira on the southern shore of Helsinki.
Photo:JUSSI NUKARI / LEHTIKUVA

A sharp summer storm and galeforce winds swept across Finland on Tuesday. Following the storm, trees falling on power lines left thousands of households without electricity in various parts of the country. Still last night, several homes in the municipality of Nurmijärvi in Southern Finland faced power cuts caused by the gales. In the Gulf of Finland, the winds recorded reached a speed of as much as 23 metres per second off Hanko, while the readings recorded by the Helsinki lighthouse were gusting as high as 28 metres per second.
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