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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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LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks...

Morning headlines: Friday 10th July 2020

Another prediction for Finland's shrinking economy   Mortgage credit specialists Hypo predicts that the Finnish economy will shrink by 7% this year, the latest organistion...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 9th July 2020

Justice Minister: Special preparations in place for 2021 elections Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henrkisson (SFP) tells Uutissuomalainen newspaper group that there could be special preparations put...

Police make arrests after shot fired at Helsinki bar

Police in Helsinki say they've made several arrests after a shooting at a Helsinki karaoke bar which left one person injured. It happened on Snellmaninkatu...