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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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Coronavirus epidemic means fewer summer jobs available

The number of summer jobs available this year in Finland has dropped compared to the year before. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade...

Finns wary about long-term damage to the economy from coronavirus

The majority of Finns say that although they accept there's gloomy economic times ahead, they're in agreement that there needs to be some exceptional...

Police investigate booby-trapped apartment bomb, a death inside and two injured officers

Two police officers were injured in an explosion on Monday night after trying to open the door of a booby-trapped apartment in Espoo. One body...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date Finland’s restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next...

Confusion and delays leave restaurants uncertain ahead of planned opening date

Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars are supposed to open again for business from next Monday 1st June, but there's so much confusion and delay...

Coronavirus round-up: Monday 25th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus numbers from THL Ministry wants to buy €100 million worth of...

Island life: Finnish chef wins Swedish reality TV show

A chef from Åland has been crowned winner of the latest season of the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson - known in other...

Ministry wants to order €100 million worth of protective equipment

The Ministry of Health has submitted a procurement proposal to buy €100 million worth of protective equipment for the National Emergency Supply Agency NESA,...