Weather

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...

Report: last summer’s heatwave caused 380 premature deaths

Last summer’s heatwave, the second hottest on record, caused around 380 premature deaths in Finland. That’s the conclusions in a new report out this morning by the Institute for Health and Welfare THL. The figure is based on research by...

Weekend weather: winter and spring happening at the same time!

There's a real mix of weather this weekend: in some parts of the country it's going to feel like spring has started; and in other areas you'll think that winter is never going to end! Precipitation sweeps across Finland over...

Latest News

Britain imposes new restrictions for Finns who want to work in UK

The British Government has raised the bar on Finns - and other Europeans - who want to move to the UK after Brexit. From January...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

New poll provides some political relief for government’s biggest parties

A new political poll from Helsingin Sanomat published on Wednesday provides some good news for the two main parties in government. Both the Social Democrats...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marin meets Merkel for Berlin talks  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...

Marin meets Merkel as Germany mulls generational political change

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topic on...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...