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....

Latest News

Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...