Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Finland is almost arctic, but not exactly arctic

Finland is almost arctic in the sense of everybody needing always be wary of getting too cold or cool and falling ill and maybe dying of that, also summertime. But for those who are adapted to the same climate zone as Finland that usually isn't any problem in everyday life, except on the winter time. But for those coming from warmer climates that is a huge lesson to learn, one cannot just bypass it in the way they do in the tropics, or one is soon harmed fatally: in the winter time outdoors that often is unavoidable during the first five minutes or a quater of an hour.

If one would divede climates to three groups:
warm: non-active, lazying, stuck to habits, hot day like style of living, food centered life common, keeping company common
medium like Finland: active, not stuck to habits, civilized, nature's wild animals wise and friendly
cold: not much or no trees && forceless, less wisdom of life, continually questions of life and death, nature aggressive
But I am not so sure of these. Anyway one cannot copy from the other groups if one travels or lives in one climate zone. So that Finland goes well with northern USA, but not with Alaska or Canada.

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26. July 2018   I happen to live on the sunside of an apartment house where it is uncomfortably hot, I am just kind of ill from the heat the hottest time of the year. Lately there has been just hot days. Someone here on the same sunside where the sun shines all days long into the apartments someone had guests from the tropics. It was the hottest time of the year, hottest time of the day, sun was shining and the air by the sunside wall unbearably hot for a Finn. The guests just screamed when the "cold" air hit them when someone opened their window somewhat. One cannot reach hotter than that in Finland I think. Yet it seemed they had never experoenced so cool.
It is said that temperatures are measured in different ways depending on the climate. In Finland the official measurements and weather predictions mention the hottest temperature of the day in shadow that is not a big shadow. Weather predictions are typically the hottest hour of the afternoon temperature as the day's temperature. Wind and rain are measured separately.
 I have heard from somewhere that the temperatures are not right, the measuring scale isn't the same in all countires which measure in Celcius like in Finland or in Fahrenheit.Instead the temperatures are marked the same if the locals live them quite much iun the same way, with quite much the same kind of weather estimate, which menas that hot days may be marked 30C even if the temperature would be very different, which of course means that Finnish weathers are much colder and cooler than the same day temperature in warmer countries. This is said to increase weather skills of locals, which is of outmost importance in Finland.

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