Weather

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...

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...

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England opens quarantine-free travel to passengers from Finland

Anyone in Finland who wants to travel to England this summer will be able to do so without having to quarantine, from 10th July. On...

A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....