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Spring weather on the way this week, but watch out for ‘takatalvi’

Meteorologists are forecasting spring-like weather on the way this week, but the fairer conditions come with the warning of 'takatalvi' or 'winter backlash' still ahead. On Sunday one of mainland Finland's most southerly weather stations near Hanko recorded its warmest...

Agency: Finland one of the few European countries protecting citizens from air pollution

A new scientific study from the European Environment Agency finds that Finland is one of the few European countries protecting citizens from air pollution. In a report released this week the EEA published data which shows only Finland, Estonia, Iceland...

GALLERY: Winter is around the corner

Winter is coming, but it will be a bit late. Sometime soon most if not all of Finland should get a covering of snow, transforming the landscape. The outlines of shapes and contours will soften, small bushes like bilberry...

Finland’s all-time November heat record broken

It’s already been a mild start to November, and in one part of the country the national heat record has been broken. The temperature at Pori Airport hit +14.7°C in the wee small hours of Tuesday morning. That’s the highest temp...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need to be frost and moisture-free for maximum vision during morning drives. "This is especially pronounced on...

Autumn storm Aila causes minor damage as it moves from west to east

Autumn storm Aila is continuing to cause minor damage and power outages as it moves from west to east. Overnight around 60,000 people were left without electricity as gusts of up to 35 metres per second were recorded, bringing down...

Weather warning as autumn storm Aila brings rain, strong winds and high seas

There's weather warnings in place today as a low pressure front moves through Åland and the west coast with severe winds forecast for the Gulf of Bothnia this afternoon. Meteorologists say autumn storm Aila is similar to winter storm Aapeli...

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still being felt 24 hours later. Overnight the worst of the storm moved from Yläa-Savo to North...

Finland roasts in hottest June day for more than 80 years

Finland is roasting this week as temperatures peaked on Thursday at 32.7°C in Kronoby in Ostrobothnia - between Jakobstad and Kokkola. It's officially the hottest June day for 85 years - the last time the temperature was higher was back...

Midsummer weather: turn up the temperatures!

As Finland starts an annual slowing down towards the Midsummer holiday weekend the most one question everyone wants to know is what the weather's going to be like. This year it's going to be hot, above +25°C in most of...

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Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Kennel Club announces ban on guard dog ‘hobby training’ after horrific videos reveal abuse

The Finnish Kennel Club Kennelliitto has announced a ban on training of guard dogs as a hobby after video last week showed animals being...

Exiled Belarus opposition leader begins four-day Finland visit

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is beginning a four day visit to Finland on Monday. During her trip she will meet for...

MP Elina Lepomäki makes unexpected Helsinki election announcement

National Coalition Party MP Elina Lepomäki has announced that she'll be a candidate in May's municipal elections, standing for a Helsinki City Council seat -...

Spring weather on the way this week, but watch out for ‘takatalvi’

Meteorologists are forecasting spring-like weather on the way this week, but the fairer conditions come with the warning of 'takatalvi' or 'winter backlash' still...

Helsinki hits highest-ever positive covid cases as pandemic worsens in the capital

The City of Helsinki says 274 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, the highest single-day tally for the capital since the start of...

Flags are flying for Finnish Day of Culture and a celebration of Kalevala

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate Kalevala, the national epic literary work written by author Elias Lönnrot in 1835. February 28th is also...

Kirsi Piha quits: Kokoomus rocked as Helsinki mayor candidate drops out of the race

The National Coalition Party candidate in the Helsinki mayoral race Kirsi Piha has announced she won't now run for election, citing an ideological split in...