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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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Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...

Finns get comfortable and relax during lockdown

Finns are getting comfortable and relaxing at home during the coronavirus lockdown, spending more money on spa treatments and leisure wear clothing according to...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...

Crisis impacts Finland’s buying and renting house markets

The coronavirus crisis is having a negative impact on Finland's housing market. Mortgage credit association Hypo says it could lead to a 2% fall in...

No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says there were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Finland on Friday. The total number of people...