Weather

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...

Warm air brings summer temperatures to Finland

We're all set for another taste of summer over the next few days when temperatures could top +18°C in some parts of the country. It's the true definition of 'Indian summer' when hot weather continues into autumn. "Very warm air is...

September was hot, now enjoy the cold!

September weather was exceptional, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute's records. Temperatures stayed high across most of the country with the south in particular enjoying average highs of +14°C, although Lapland had some normal temperatures of +8°C. The averages - apart...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...