Pedestrian weather shows the condition of walkways

The risk of slipping rises clearly with increased slipperiness.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute gives warnings about highly slippery pedestrian weather. Then extra attention should be paid to the choice of footwear and slip guards should be worn. There may be wide local variations in walkway conditions. It depends on factors such as maintenance practices and the volume of traffic.

The warning specifies the cause and duration of slippery conditions. Between about seven and twenty warnings are issued each year per region.

icy sidewalk and a man pulls shopping bag.
Photo: Sari Hartonen

The yellow is the colour used in the weather warnings for pedestrians.

It is very slippery when it snows or rains over glacial walkway.

Check current pedestrian weather in winter.

Read more about the model used for determining walkway conditions.