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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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Coronavirus risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL...

Finland boosting coronavirus healthcare aid for Iraq, Somalia

Finland is strengthening its support for two countries hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with extra funding for healthcare initiatives in Iraq and Somalia. In...

Poll: Race tightening in potential presidential match-up

A new poll in Rural Future newspaper looks ahead to the 2024 presidential election to get a snapshot of how potential candidates are faring...

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of...

Finnish Air Force quietly replaces swastika insignia

The Finnish Air Force has quietly retired the swastika on one of its official insignia, in an apparent effort to bring an end to...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

Seal pup warnings as Saimaa fishing net ban comes to an end

A seasonal ban on fishing nets in parts of Lake Saimaa, put in place to protect rare Saimaa Ringed Seal pups, comes to an...