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Strong Wind Affects Sea Traffic, Brings Power Cuts

Strong winds in the Gulf of Finland have forced the cancellation of passenger services on high-speed vessels operating between Helsinki and Tallinn. Falling trees in the south of Finland cut power lines Saturday night, leaving up to 1,000 households without electricity. The Finnish Meteorological Institute issued a wind warning, with winds of up to 16 metres per second possible in the Gulf of Finland. Both Nordic Jet Line and Super Sea Cat have cancelled passenger services between Helsinki and the Estonian capital on Sunday. Problems with the electricity supply mainly affected the areas of Vihti, Siuntio, Inkoo and Tuusula in the south of Finland. Services were restored on Sunday. YLE

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