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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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Finns wary about long-term damage to the economy from coronavirus

The majority of Finns say that although they accept there's gloomy economic times ahead, they're in agreement that there needs to be some exceptional...

Police investigate booby-trapped apartment bomb, a death inside and two injured officers

Two police officers were injured in an explosion on Monday night after trying to open the door of a booby-trapped apartment in Espoo. One body...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date Finland’s restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next...

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date

Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next Monday 1st June, but there's so much confusion and delay...

Coronavirus round-up: Monday 25th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus numbers from THL Ministry wants to buy €100 million worth of...

Island life: Finnish chef wins Swedish reality TV show

A chef from Åland has been crowned winner of the latest season of the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson - known in other...

Ministry wants to order €100 million worth of protective equipment

The Ministry of Health has submitted a procurement proposal to buy €100 million worth of protective equipment for the National Emergency Supply Agency NESA,...

Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...