The weather will improve - for all participants

Written by: Elisabeth Bergquist
Date: 12.03.2017 10:45

The weather conditions will improve for participants, according to Meteorological Institute in Tromsø.

- On a general basis, we can say things are looking better, says Anita Ager-Wick at Meteorological Institute.

Rough weather in Levajok during a previous Finnmark Race. This year it will be better, says the meteorologist. (Photo: Steinar Vik)

– The wind will slow down, and the snow will move east, she says. There will not be a lot of snow throughout the day. 

This bodes well, both for FL-Junior participants, who are making their way toward Alta, and for FL-500 mushers, who will soon be going to Karasjok.

The weather has already moved east and past the FL-1000-participants, who are going over the plateau from Levajok toward Tana. – It looks like dry weather, but they can possibly expect strong gale, says Ager-Wick.