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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...

Weekend weather: more snow in the forecast

A snow blizzard coming on Sunday could bring more than 15cm of snow to many parts of the country, with some warming temperatures as well, but the weekend starts out fine before then. On Saturday, expect chilly numbers but clear...

Red moon rising and record winter lows

Finns got a rare chance to see a rare celestial event known as a super blood wolf moon in the early hours of the morning. Clear skies allowed people in many parts of the country to see the phenomenon in...

Temperature drop and more snow ahead in the forecast

Although the weather has been relatively mild in most parts of the country in recent days, a new cold snap is coming, bringing snow and falling temperatures. "The story with the weather is that there's a gradual decreasing of temperatures....

Weather warnings cause flight cancellations, dangerous road conditions

A weather warning for heavy snowfall has prompted Finnair to cancel more than a dozen flights at Helsinki Airport this afternoon. Most of the affected flights are domestic - to destinations like Turku, Tampere, Vaasa, Oulu, Joensuu and Kuopio, but...

First death reported from winter storm Aapeli

A 45-year old man in Åland has died, the first reported casualty of winter storm Aapeli which swept through the islands and mainland Finland on Wednesday. Officials say he was working outside to clear debris caused by the storm's high...

Winter storm Aapeli brings near-hurricane strength winds

A major winter storm has hit Finland, with Åland one of the most affected areas. Storm Aapeli brought winds of 32.5 metres per second, a new Finnish high. "That is the highest wind speed that we have measured ever before at...

Icebreaker deploys on first winter mission

A Finnish icebreaker is deploying today on its first mission of the winter to keep sea routes clear of ice. The Polar icebreaker Otso, part of Arctia Oy's fleet, left Helsinki's Katajanokka Harbour on Christmas Day evening, heading for the northern...

Weekend: dirty winter weather warnings

Get ready for a weekend of dirty winter weather: sleet, rain, snow flurries and cold overnight temperatures (but also sunshine!). Experts at the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI are forecasting a mostly bright but chilly weekend, with the best of the...

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Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

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Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

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World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...

Morning headlines: Thursday 16th January 2020

World Jewish Congress criticizes Left Alliance MP The World Jewish Congress has criticized Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza - calling...