Weather

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...

Happening Now: Thousands of students join climate change rallies

Thousands of students from across Finland are expected to go on strike from school today, and join rallies in support of more action against climate change. The movement is inspired by 16-year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg who has been an...

Stay off the ice: Helsinki rescue officials say it’s just too thin now

Helsinki Rescue Department is warning people about the dangers of thin ice and says it's no longer safe to go on any of the sea ice around the capital. Compared to a year ago, there's much less ice now on...

Look up for the super snow full moon tonight

If you missed the super blood wolf moon in January, tonight you'll have the chance to see a Super Snow Full Moon - as long as there's not too much cloud cover. According to Jyrki Manninen, a geophysicist at Sodankylä...

Weekend weather: get ready for rain

The temperature's rising this weekend, and snow turns to slush in many parts of the country as rain moves in as well. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI, a rain front moves from southern Finland to the north east...

Bad weather hits train services around the country

Ongoing heavy snowfalls around the country are having an impact on travel schedules especially for train journeys. VR says their long distance services are particularly hard hit. You can check the latest information at this link. Trains from Pieksämäki, Vaasa, Oulu...

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A lengthy investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has uncovered widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff who are low paid, and often asylum seekers or new immigrants hoping...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded flight services

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

GALLERY: Finland’s baby birds are kind of adorable!

May and June are the busiest months in Finland for spotting baby birds. There are still some around in July but by now most...

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....