Weather

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...

Storm warnings prompt flight cancellations

A storm system moving into southern and central areas of Finland on Wednesday brings with it high winds, rain, sleet and snow. The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI has a 'potentially dangerous' warning in place for driving conditions in the whole...

Canary Islands flights getting back to normal after Sahara sandstorm delays

Flights to and from the Canary Islands are getting back to normal on Monday, after hundreds of Finns were among the passengers delayed by a massive sandstorm, which blew in from the Sahara desert during the weekend. Spanish airports operator...

Warm winter: January sets new weather records across the country

Warm winter temperatures in January mean that many parts of Finland saw new weather records being set. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute January was unseasonably mild for much of the country from the southern tip in Hanko up to...

Forty degree+ temperature spread, as winter’s coldest low is recorded in Lapland

The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment - with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest part of the country. The coldest temperature so far this winter in Finland was recorded as...

Snow sculptors in Vaasa forced to use sand due to warm winter

An annual snow sculpting competition in Vaasa Market Square has had to swap snow for sand. The competition is set to begin on Tuesday afternoon, but because of the lack of snow, organisers made the decision to bring in piles...

End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th November and for most of the last two months local residents have been going through...

Record snowfall keeps Lapland looking like a winter wonderland

Visitors to Lapland have the opportunity to experience a proper snowy winter with a record amount of snowfall blanketing the region. In many places there's 90cm of snow - for example today in Sodankylä there's 89cm and in Kittilä 88cm...

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PM announces new voluntary face mask policy, backtracks on border testing and self-isolation

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says the government supports a national recommendation to use face masks on public transport and other situations where it's not...

Morning headlines: Thursday 13th August 2020

Face mask decision expected today The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is expected to issue new guidelines on Thursday afternoon with strong recommendations...

Jan Vapaavuori: ‘We’re working to fix covid testing problems’

The Mayor of Helsinki says his administration is working with Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS to fix some major problems with coronavirus testing...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...