Weather

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...

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....

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First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...