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This EO service provides sub-seasonal and seasonal climate outlooks to support winter street maintenance activities in Helsinki

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employees of the city administration working in the urban planning, environmental protection, green space and public health offices.

  • urban development
  • smart cities
  • local and regional planning
  • assess climate change risk
  • forecast threats to human health

Helsinki is the Capital of Finland and the centre of the Helsinki Region, a functional urban region of about 1.44 million inhabitants and 760.000 jobs.


The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI; is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. FMI performs advanced scientific research and provides a wide variety of information services relating to weather, air quality, sea and climate. FMI has a strong background in meteorological observation, remote sensing, atmospheric modelling, meteorological applications and end-user applications as well as climate research application development.

"Utilizing sub-seasonal and seasonal forecast in the operational workflow is still challenging, but City of Helsinki is interested to continue the co-design. Snow is the most important variable to be forecasted"

City of Helsinki

  • Tailored seasonal and sub-seasonal products to planning winter street maintenance
  • Quality of seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasts
  • Including forecast information into the workflow
  • Sub-seasonal (six weekly) climate outlooks since December 2020

    ·      long periods of freezing and mild weather

    ·      slippery conditions for pedestrians 

    ·      snow accumulation

    ·      conditions for street spring cleaning

  • Seasonal climate outlooks since January 2021

    ·      snow accumulation

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