Articles tagged "finland"

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'Extremely rare' red auroras seen for two nights in a row over Finland

Extremely rare red auroras were seen over Utsjoki, Finland, on Monday and Tuesday, October 12 and 13, 2020. These natural light display, also referred to as northern lights, are normally green. However, for some reason, the solar wind on Monday excited oxygen at...

October 14, 2020

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Powerful storm Aila brings destructive winds and heavy rains to Finland, over 90 000 homes left without power

A powerful autumn storm named Aila swept through Finland's central and southwestern regions late Wednesday into Thursday, September 16 to 17, 2020, bringing winds of up to 125 km/h (77 mph), high waves up to 5.8 m (19 feet), and heavy rains up to 60 mm (2.3...

September 18, 2020

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Severe summer storm Päivö leaves more than 60 000 homes without power in parts of Finland

Severe summer storm Päivö brought heavy rain, thunderstorms, and wind gusts up to 97 km/h (60 mph) to many parts of Finland on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Almost 60 000 households were left without electricity after strong wind knocked down numerous power...

July 01, 2020

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Rapid melting of extraordinary snow loads threatens Finnish Lapland, communities brace for worst floods in 50 years

Rapid melting of extraordinary snow loads -- the most in 60 years -- in Northern Finland is threatening communities across Lapland who are now are bracing for spring floods that could reach their highest peak in 50 years this week. Up to 5 m (16 feet) surges...

June 01, 2020

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Record-breaking April snowfall, up to 1.25 m (4 feet) engulfs parts of Finland

Parts of Northern and Central Finland received record-breaking amounts of snowfall in April 2020, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) reported. The greatest amounts were recorded at Paljakka and Sodankyla in Lapland, where up to 1.25 m (4.1 feet) of snow was...

April 15, 2020

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Winter storm knocks out electricity to over 47 000 in southern and central Finland

Gusty winds and heavy snow slammed Finland on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, knocking out power to more than 47 000 customers across the south-central and eastern parts and a few in Kittila by 16:00 UTC (18:00 LT), according to The Finnish Energy industry group. The...

December 18, 2019

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Parts of Finnish Lapland brace for worst spring floods in 20 years

The Finnish Lapland is likely to see extensive spring flooding in the coming days, as warm temperatures and intermittent rains set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute's leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that the current data...

May 13, 2018

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Finland has the cleanest air in the world, WHO report finds

More than 90% of humans breathe dangerously contaminated air, according to the World Health Organization. Citizens of Finland, however, are not among them, a comprehensive analysis by WHO found. It shows that Finland has the cleanest air quality in the world,...

May 06, 2018

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Very bright fireball over central Finland, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball streaked across the sky over Finland around 18:06 UTC (20:06 local time) on Friday, December 22, 2017. The phenomenon was visible on the northernmost side of Lapp and southernmost coast of Finland. Experts said fireballs as bright and...

December 24, 2017

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Supercooled rainbow appears over Muonio, Finland

A supercooled rainbow was observed and photographed above Muonio, Finland on December 4, 2017. Supercooled rainbows were also sighted in the Arctic last year. "I have never seen a rainbow during the winter and I didn't even know that it is possible for them...

December 07, 2017

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Very bright fireball explodes over northern Finland, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball exploded over Lapland, northern Finland at 16:40 UTC (18:40 EET) on November 16, 2017. The event lasted between 5 and 10 seconds and was seen across northern Finland, especially Nellim, Solojärvi and Ivalo, and from northern Norway. This...

November 16, 2017

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Heavy snowfall causing major traffic troubles in Finland

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Finland on January 12, 2016. Huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and cold temperatures caused traffic disruptions, closures and delays across the country. The large snowstorm that hit southern and central Finland caused...

January 12, 2016