• Heat wave continues with temperatures expected to hit a record high

    The Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued high temperature warnings for half of Finland today as Eastern and Southern parts of the country are expected to bear the brunt of the ongoing heat wave. 

    Southeastern Finland will likely experience the highest temperatures, with the mercury forecast to rise above 30°C. The warm weather (with an average temperature of 24 degrees) is expected to continue till Thursday, with Tuesday slated to be the hottest day of the week. 

  • Heat wave could continue till August, experts warn

    Meteorologists have revealed that temperatures in Finland could range between 25 to 35℃ throughout the month of July. The unusually warm weather has already led to unforeseen consequences such as an increase in blue-green algae in lakes and coastal waters as well as an exceptionally early strawberry season.

    The average water temperature of coastal bodies could rise to up to 30℃ in the next few days. Additionally, while the humidity could drive some kinds of mosquitoes away, it might also hasten the hatching of certain species, such as anopheles mosquitoes, which thrive in warm weather.  

  • One killed in Oulu as meteorologists warn of more thunderstorms to come

    One person was killed and two injured during a thunderstorm that hit Oulu on Monday. Police and emergency services had their hands full as strong gusts of wind and heavy rainfall led to widespread damage, including downed trees and flooded streets. 

    A falling tree killed one pedestrian in Hiukkavaara, Oulu, while two others were injured in the city centre. The latter two were treated on the spot by emergency services and did not need to be taken to a hospital.  

  • Severe weather warnings issued over approaching wind storms

    THE FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE HAS ISSUEDa series of weather warnings over approaching wind storms which are due to hit Western Finland on Tuesday evening.

    Meteorologist Joanne Rinne has described the coming wind storm, which is expected to reach hurricane levels of force in some parts of the country, as unlike anything they have seen during their decade-long career.

  • Southern Finland could see snow by the weekend 

     Large parts of Finland are likely to receive snowfall as the weather takes a dramatic turn this week. The first half of the week is predicted to be mild and rainy, with occasional stormy weather. The temperature could reach a maximum of 11°C in the South on Wednesday.

  • Strong winds, heavy rain in store for Finland

    The Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued a warning for strong winds in several areas of Finland. Wind speeds could reach 20 metres per second in southern parts of the country and the coast on Wednesday night. 

    Wind speeds up to 15 metres per second are expected in Central Finland, as well as North Savo and North Karelia. The entire country will likely experience stormy weather, including heavy rain and thunderstorms, till Thursday. 

  • Summer could make a comeback this weekend as rainfall finally eases

    Finland could geta much-needed break from the rainy weather this weekend, as the forecast indicates sunny and summery conditions for the end of August. The weather could take a turn as early as Friday for some parts of the country, with temperatures slated to reach 20℃ in Satakunta and Southern Finland. 

    Finland has received an exceptional amount ofrain this August. Scattered showers are expected to persist on Friday, particularly for Southern Finland. However, cloudy skies will clear on Saturday, which is expected to be the sunniest day of the week. 

  • Temperature could exceed 10℃ next week

    Meteorologists predict that temperatures in Finland could rise to over 10℃ for the first time this year next week, after a prolonged spell of icy weather. 

    Scattered snow showers and subzero temperatures will likely continue across the country for the next few days. According to MTV, the mercury is expected to plunge to -10℃ in Southern Finland and -15–20℃ in Lapland on Friday night.

  • Temperatures could soar above 20℃ as Finland sees first hint of Summer after a spate of rainy weather 

    The gloomy forecastof rain and snow for the coming week will likely be followed by summery conditions as meteorologists expect a heat wave from Southern Europe to hit Finland by next Sunday. 

    The warm front could lead to temperatures exceeding 10℃ in southern parts of the country on Sunday, 9 May (widely celebrated as Mother’s Day in Finland).

  • Third wave fears and freezing temperatures: Today’s news roundup

     Today, local newspaperswarned readers about the threat of a third wave of COVID-19, which promises to wreak havoc if it hits the country before an adequate section of the population has been vaccinated. 

    News outlets also touched upon the upcoming cold wave in Finland, with the freezing temperatures already leading to numerous accidents and mishaps involving thin ice.  

  • Weather observatory records Lapland's highest temperature readings since 1914

    Youths cool off on the shores of Lake Inari (Image: Lehtikuva)

    A WEATHER OBSERVATORY STATION IN UTSJOKI has recorded the second-highest temperatures ever seen in Lapland today, with the mercury hitting 33.5 degrees Celsius. The temperature reading is the highest seen in the region since at least 1914, when temperatures hit 34.7 degrees Celsius. 

  • Winter is coming back: Southern Finland could see snowfall this weekend


    Finland’s recent warm spellwill likely come to an abrupt end as the weather takes a sharp turn this weekend. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, temperatures across the country will drop on Friday, with the mercury expected to go well below 10 degrees in the Greater Helsinki region.

    Low pressure from the Arctic Ocean will give rise to sleet or snow showers in Southern Finland on Saturday as well as Sunday. Meteorologists have issued warnings about poor driving conditions at this time.