2015 brought a different kind of weather to Helsinki, southern Finland. It seems the whole year’s theme was rain. There was no real difference in seasons either, which is normally one of Helsinki’s strong points. Seeing the four seasons change is normally so energizing, adding a rhythm to life.
But this year, there was no summer, and now winter seems to be stuck in autumn mode. Midsummer 2015 was a shocking 10 °C and hailing – it was reportedly the coldest summer in decades. Now, just before Christmas, it’s still 10 °C and raining!
I took these pictures at a beautiful forest area near Helsinki in October. Looking outside today, it still looks the same out there, except the leaves are gone and so is the sun.
Some people are saying that these missing seasons are already an effect of climate change?