Weather

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...

Here’s where you can find a white Christmas in Finland

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas in Finland, the general advice is head north. There hasn’t been a proper white Christmas for nearly 10 years in the south of the country and it's unlikely to happen this year either. Even...

Winter storm Aapo leaves thousands without power

Winter storm Aapo has blown through Finland leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity. Some 55,000 households are cut off, with the worst affected areas in Kanta-Häme where  32,000 homes were left without power on Thursday evening. A thick blanket...

Last call for winter tyre changes

If you haven’t switched to winter tyres on your car yet, it’s probably a good idea to do it soon, for a few reasons. reasons. First, road safety conditions are dangerous this weekend across many parts of the country due...

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Finns Party cuts ties with MP who posted racist meme online

The Finns Party Parliamentary Group says it is cutting ties with MP Ano Turtiainen after he posted a racist meme on Twitter on Wednesday, mocking...

Record high amphetamine levels and drug-drive offenses

Researchers have found record high levels of amphetamines in capital region wastewater – a level which has continued to grow even during coronavirus lockdown...

Flags and flyovers commemorate Defence Forces Day

Flags have been run up flag poles around the country on Thursday morning to mark Defence Forces Day. The date commemorates the birthday of Carl...

Morning headlines: Thursday 4th June 2020

Record high amphetamine levels in capital wastewater Researchers have found record high levels of amphetamines in capital region wastewater - which has continued to grow...

No mandatory masks – but government says the are times to consider wearing them

After several months without a decision, and conflicting advice from officially-appointed panels of experts, the Finnish Government has finally decided they won't make it...

Minister to repay €50,000 media training money

Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni (Centre) is to repay more than €50,000 invoiced to two ministries for media training. Suomen Kuvalehti first reported that Kulmuni had...

Thousands turn out for Helsinki Black Lives Matter rally

Thousands of people joined a rally in Helsinki to support the Black Lives Matter movement in America, to protest the death of George Floyd...

Supercell donates to Black Lives Matter funds

Finnish gaming company Supercell says it will be donating an undisclosed amount of money to anti-racism organisations in the USA, as protests continue across...