is a temperature scale developed by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1676). Its unit, 1 degree Fahrenheit (1 F°) corresponds to 5/9 degrees Celsius. The freezing point of water on the Fahrenheit scale is +32 F° and the boiling point of water is +212 F°, at a pressure of one standard atmosphere. At the point of -40 degrees the Celsius scale and the Fahrenheit scale intersect each other. This means that -40 C° is exactly as cold as -40 F°. Temperatures that low are not common in Joensuu in February but not entirely impossible either.
This old name of Roman origins refers to the second month of the year. It is also the month in which the Crossling Symposium is held. There is no such thing as typical weather for February in Finland. The conditions may vary a great deal. Extreme temperatures such as -20°C are not uncommon. Especially with a strong wind blowing from North-East, this can be very unpleasant. On the other hand, the sun may shine pleasantly and therefore, Finns often consider February as the ideal month for skiing, skating and other winter activities.
is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east, while Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland. The Republic of Finland has ca. 5,4 inhabitants, is a highly industrialized mixed economy and has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, of which Finnish is the dominant language. The Sami language is an official language in the Northern Lapland, and Finnish Romani and Finnish Sign Language are also recognized in the constitution.
Scientists often talk about freezing when water turns into ice or any other liquid reaches its solid form because of a low temperature. In an everyday context, however, we often speak about freezing in a more metaphorical way when we experience the discomfort of being exposed to low temperatures. Frost bites may occur. Keep yourself warm! Dress in layers, wear a hat and gloves.
is a weather condition where the outdoor temperature is lower than ±0°C or +32°F. Joensuu natives call temperatures between ±0°C and -5°C a mild frost. When the sun is shining and there is no wind, this is considered as a lovely weather. A moderate frost is something like -5°C― -12°C and temperatures down to -20° may be called real frost. Even such conditions can be quite pleasant if there is very little wind and some sunshine but a cold breeze from the North-East (see: Siberia) makes it rather brutal. People from southern parts of Finland might call this kind of weather a hard frost. Joensuu natives, however, only call temperatures below -20°C that.