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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...

Here Comes More Sun – And It’s Alright!

Finland's tropical heatwave will continue until at least the middle of the week. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI, temperatures could reach up to +31C. By Wednesday southern Finland and the capital city region will cool down a little, but...

Forest Fires Burn As May Temperatures Top 34-Year High

Finland is currently basking in its hottest May temperatures for 34 years. There's been 13 days with temperatures hotter than +25°C so far this month, and the last time that happened was back in 1984. The record will continue, with forecasts...

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...

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Minister: Policy u-turn on electronic ankle tags for failed asylum seekers

The government has indicated a change in policy, and now says asylum seekers who had their applications rejected won't have to wear electronic ankle...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 7th July 2020

New coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September ...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after...

Warning as Tallinn cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus

Authorities are urging anyone who took a Silja Europa cruise to Tallinn from 30th June to 1st July to get a Covid-19 test even...

Kela backlog for callers to foreign language helplines

Finland's social security agency Kela says its foreign language helplines are getting so many calls that there's a long backlog for help, with many...

New recruits enlist with coronavirus restrictions in place

Some 12,000 new recruits are starting their military conscription today, and this year the coronavirus crisis brings some changes to their training. Most of the...

Tampere police investigate weekend homicide

Police in Tampere say they're investigating a homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault following an incident in the city's Haapalinna neighbourhood. It happened on Saturday...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th...