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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...

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...

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More than 200 quarantined in Lapland, as small coronavirus cluster detected

Public health official say more than 200 people have been put into self-isolation as a precaution after a small cluster of positive coronavirus cases...

Emergency centre for migrant Roma moving to new Helsinki location

A centre which provides a vital lifeline for Helsinki's migrant Roma population is moving to a new location, with more space to offer services...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th July 2020

Finland's economic output fell during May New figures released Wednesday morning by Statistics Finland show the working day adjusted output of the national economy fell...

Appeals Court cuts sentence for pro-Kremlin activist involved in online hate campaign

The Helsinki Appeals Court has reduced a sentence for a Finnish academic convicted for his part in a sustained hate campaign against a journalist,...

Summer nurses listening to young people after coronavirus lockdown

Teams of nurses and social workers are back on the streets of the capital city this year to engage with young people about any...

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says an extradition treaty between Finland and China “should not be applied” any longer because it means that suspects would...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that an extradition treaty between Finland and China "should not...