Weather

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...

Bad Weather Hits Road, Rail, Air Travel in Finland

Snow, ice and sleet will cause tricky conditions for drivers across much of the country today, warns the Finnish Transport Agency and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. There has been overnight snow in Southwest Finland, Satakunta, Uusimaa, Kymenlaakso, Pirkanmaa, Ostrobothnia and...

Red Sun Phenomenon Explained

If you looked upwards in Finland on Tuesday you probably saw the sky and sun were distinctly more red than usual. That's because particles from wildfires in Portugal, and sand from the Sahara have been swept up into the air,...

First Snowfall in Lapland; Rain & Flood Risk for Other Regions

Residents in Lapland woke up to the first snowfall of the year today. The deepest snow fell in Kittilä with 4cm still laying this morning, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI. There was snow in other parts of Lapland too....

Strong Winds Force Baltic Cancellations

Strong winds in the Baltic Sea have forced both Viking Line and Linda Line to cancel catamaran services from Helsinki to Tallinn. Two departures from Helsinki and two from Tallinn on the Viking FSTR catamaran have been cancelled. Linda Line...

Warm Weather Ahead

Summertime will continue at least for the next few days, the Finnish Meteorological Institute confidently predicts. On Thursday and Friday, overnight temperatures will be between +12°C and +16°C, while daytime temperatures in the south and in Lapland will be around...

Kiira or Klaara – Who Names Our Storms?

This weekend's summer storm 'Kiira' caused electricity blackouts, travel disruption and damage across south and east Finland. But how did the storm get her name? Meteorologists at the Finnish Meteorological Institute give a weather system a name if it is particularly...

Storm Aftermath: Clean-up, Travel Delays, Power Cuts

Emergency crews responded to hundreds of alarm calls overnight, as damage from summer storm Kiira continued to be assessed. In Helsinki, the rescue department dealt with 280 call-outs during the night. In Western Uusimaa region there were 85 call-outs. Authorities...

Saturday Evening Storm Rips Through South, East

An intense storm front ripped through southern and eastern Finland on Saturday evening, causing travel disruptions, power outages, and delays to performances at Helsinki's Flow Festival. Strong winds gusting up to 30 metres per second, dozens of lightning strikes,...

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Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

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