Weather

Hot Right Now: Temperatures Soar

You might call it the 'Suomi Summer Sizzle' - because the country roasted in high temperatures on Monday. Both Turku and Heinola hit highs of 29.1°C today and a high pressure system means it won't cool off for the next...

Hot Temperatures And Flood Risks For Finland

Reach for your sunblock and remember to stay hydrated! The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI is forecasting temperatures up to +30°C today just sound of Kuopio. That extra warm front will also be felt in Tampere, Lahti and Lappeenranta, while in coastal...

Easter Weekend Weather

The forecast for most of the Easter long weekend is sunny and bright across the country, but winter is coming back again on Monday. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI, the temperatures are colder than usual, with the chance...

Winter Continues In March, As Spring Equinox Arrives

Finland's long winter isn't over yet! The days might feel warmer with spring equinox bringing 12 hours of sunshine by Tuesday, but overnight temperatures can still drop as low as -20°C in some parts of the country. Cold weather continues this...

Finland’s Coldest Day Of Winter!

The coldest day of winter - so far - has arrived. The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI says that although the forecast temperatures might not seem very low, the bitterly cold winds blowing in from Siberia will make it much worse. On...

Extreme Cold Weather: How To Cope Like A Finn

Forecasters in Finland have issued an extreme weather warning for much of the country, as temperatures plunge close to -30°C this week. And in a once-in-every-30-years phenomenon, we're likely to see temperatures stay below -20°C even into next month. "We have...

Super Blue Blood Moon Over Finland

If you're in the north of Lapland today, and if the skies are clear, then you're in a prime location to see a very rare lunar eclipse event. A 'super blue blood moon' will be visible between 15:00 and 17:00,...

Dangerous Driving Conditions & Extreme Cold Temperatures

If you're driving in Finland today, winter weather conditions are more challenging than usual. Finnish Transport Agency Liikkennevirasto is warning of snow and freezing rain, as well as high winds and the impact it has on snow drifts by the side of...

Overnight Snow: Dangerous Driving Conditions

If you're driving in the Uusimaa region of southern Finland overnight, be prepared for some challenging conditions. Forecasters predict up to 10cm of snow could fall in southern Finland over the next 24 hours and will likely stay for at...

VIDEO: Glowing Fireball Lights Up Lapland Sky

A once-in-a-decade fireball lit up part of the night sky in Lapland yesterday evening. According to the Astronomical Society Ursa, a phenomenon this bright is only seen in Finland once every ten years, and last night was brightest in the...

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Britain imposes new restrictions for Finns who want to work in UK

The British Government has raised the bar on Finns - and other Europeans - who want to move to the UK after Brexit. From January...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

New poll provides some political relief for government’s biggest parties

A new political poll from Helsingin Sanomat published on Wednesday provides some good news for the two main parties in government. Both the Social Democrats...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marin meets Merkel for Berlin talks  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...

Marin meets Merkel as Germany mulls generational political change

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topic on...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...