Nuuksio Now: Week 31, 2018

Nuuksio National Park during week 31, between 30.7.-5.8.2018.

July turns to August, summer holidays are mostly over, it’s time to get back to work. Though the nature seems to think that the height of summer has to continue.

This very rare long heat wave that we’ve had still keeps on going, at least for this week. When going hiking in these temperatures we shouldn’t try to fight against the heat, but do things according to the weather. For now, it means that we should walk slower and shorter distances, eat some blueberries. Stop at a lake and go relax in the water, just feel the world around us.

Take it easy.

Weather

Temperatures: Days around +29°C; nights around +18°C
Rain: Unlikely
Wind: Calm

Trail conditions: Very dry

You can check the weather forecast for Nuuksio National Park on Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website.

Nature

Season: Summer
Mood: The lakes are calling for swimmers
Sounds: Leaves rustling and small ripples on the lakes
Lakes: So warm water, absolute treat
Trees: All green, but many are desperate for rain
Berries: Blueberries
Mushrooms: Very little or none, waiting for rain
Biting Insects: Very few mosquitoes during the day, some at night

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