Finland is emerging from a deep freeze, giving way to milder temperatures and more snow. On Saturday three people in Helsinki fell through the ice at two different locations within the same 15-minute period.
The mercury hit 16.6 degrees C at Mariehamn airport on Friday, beating Tuesday’s record-breaking high of 14.7 C in Pori.
Scientists measured 16 centimeters of snow in Kilpisjärvi on Thursday, which is far less than the average depth of 39 centimeters for this time of year, according to Siiskonen. Less of the white stuff than usual, creating unusual opportunities for long-distance skating enthusiasts.
A high of 14.7 degrees Celsius was measured in the southwestern city of Pori on Monday night.
An exceptionally warm air current from the southeast has kept days and nights unseasonably mild in southern and central Finland since last week. Meanwhile the north of the country has been shivering with rain and temperatures in the single digits. The highest reading in decades was recorded in Kokemäki, southwest Finland.
The blaze destroyed large swathes of forest this week.
Conditions will heat up with every passing day and weekend highs will be in the 20s across the country.
Anopheles daciae, commonly found in eastern Europe and the Balkan States and thought to be possible carriers of malaria, has been observed in several regions of Finland.
Trees across the region were torn down by the stormy gusts, falling on houses, cars and power lines.
Finland says the low concentrations of radioactive material found in air samples pose no danger.
The eyewitness, who first heard the animal splashing by the southeastern coast, said she couldn't believe her eyes.
Finland is continuing to heat up this summer - and nearing the all-time heat record for June.
Train service between Hämeenlinna and Toijala was halted by a fallen tree, while some 13,000 households lost power.
Ascension Thursday, a Finnish holiday, was unforgettable for Keeri Sjöblom, 13, who lives in Kimitoön, a maritime municipality in southwest Finland.
Spring - or rather thermal spring - could be arriving to Finland as early as this week in southern and western areas.
High winds blasted across south-western Finland Friday, cutting electricity to customers. The rare June storm peaked on Friday afternoon.
According to the Natural Resources Institute (Luke), the wolf population is expanding into the south and west – but winter will once more contain their numbers.
Sightings of great egrets have been reported for decades, but sightings this summer confirm the first time the species has nested in Finland.
Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen from the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) said that cyanobacteria exist in seawater all year round, but intense heat causes them to multiply quickly.
Flocks of whooper swans have been grazing in a field in southwestern Finland, although these swans don't typically return to Finland until March or April, according to Finland’s environment administration.