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Autumn cold record temperature smashed – again!

The record for the coldest autumn temperature recorded so far this year has been smashed, for the second time this week! The temperature in Enontekiö on Tuesday morning was recorded at -28.2°C. Temperatures below -27°C were also recorded in Sodankylä, Luosto,...

Weekend weather: storm warnings and snow in the forecast

One important tip for the weekend: choose your clothing wisely! The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI is forecasting strong winds all over the country as an autumn storm moves in, and plenty of snow for the north of Finland. A low pressure...

First snow of the year for Jyväskylä, Kuopio and Helsinki

If you need a sign that winter is coming, the first snow of the year should be a good indication. Meteorologists reported snow falls on Friday morning in Jyväskylä, Kuopio and down the eastern border. By the afternoon there was...

Autumn equinox brings (almost) equal day and night from Inari to Hanko

It's official - in case there was any doubt - summer is turning into autumn. Monday marks the date of the autumn equinox, when both the northern and southern hemispheres get the same amount of daylight. From now until the winter...

Friday floods force metro station closures

Two of the busiest stations on the Helsinki metro network are still closed on Friday afternoon, following a torrential deluge that flooded an equipment room. HSL says the metro is suspended between Ruoholahti in the west, and Helsinki University in...

Temperature record is forecast to fall

The hottest temperature ever recorded at Finland's oldest weather station is forecast to fall today. The instruments at Kaisaniemi have been faithfully recording weather conditions in the Finnish capital since 1844 and the hottest temperature that's been recorded so far...

Hot weather could mean rent refund in roasting rooms

Finland is sweltering in a summer heatwave this week, with meteorologists forecasting even higher temperatures as the week goes on. Already on Tuesday Utsjoki in northern Finland recorded the hottest temperature in the whole Nordic region at +30.1°C. That makes Lapland...

Midsummer weather: your full holiday weekend forecast

Midsummer is the most-anticipated holiday of the year in Finland, with many people heading away from home to their countryside, coast or lakeside cottages. And the weather is one of the most talked-about topics in the weeks leading up to...

Sunny weather brings +30°C temperatures to many parts of Finland

Get ready for summer! Forecasters say the temperatures will hit +25°C across much of the country towards the end of the week, with even higher temperatures expected in some areas. "It can reach +30°C in southern and western Finland on Thursday...

Warm weather sees temperatures top +15°C today

Could this be the start of summer, finally? Any sun seekers will certainly be hoping so, as the hottest weather of the year so far in Finland was to be found in Salo on the south west coast, where the...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

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VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...