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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...

Autumn storm warning brings bad weekend weather

Gather up your garden furniture because because autumn is already arriving with a storm warning. The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI has issued a warning ahead of a storm front which is forecast to hit Finland over the weekend. The first signs...

VIDEO: Autumn Is Coming

This summer Finland has basked in some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded. From Lapland to Åland, the weather hasn't been so consistently warm since the early 1960s with temperatures topping +30°C on a regular basis. But how long can it...

Mercury Rising: Could Finland Heat Record Be Broken?

Is Finland's all-time summer heat record about to be broken? That's what meteorologists and sun seekers are wondering this week, as many parts of the country swelter in temperatures around +30°C. Already on Monday in Turku on the west coast, when...

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Everything changes: Your guide to coronavirus life in Finland from 1st June

On Monday 1st June there is a whole range of new rules, regulations and recommendations coming into play as coronavirus restrictions are eased. While the...

Foreign Minister: Finland engages with China and America on problem subjects

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will be taking opportunities in the coming months to press China and the USA to live...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 29th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL New guidelines: yes, it's okay to travel around...

New guidelines: Yes, it’s okay to travel around the country

New guidelines issued by the Government on Friday confirm that yes, domestic travel is allowed again, as long as people take sensible precautions. There had...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...

No decision on mandatory face masks – but ‘no strong scientific evidence’ say experts

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health about the use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic has been completed...

Morning headlines: Friday 29th May 2020

Restaurant opening law to get Parliament vote today A law that could allow Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars to open up for business again will...

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...