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Swedes hail long-awaited summer sunshine

Swedes hail long-awaited summer sunshine

Published: 24 Jul 2012 16:54 GMT+02:00
Updated: 24 Jul 2012 16:54 GMT+02:00

After weeks of mild temperatures, forecasters are finally promising some summer heat for the sun-starved Swedes, as warmer winds are en route for the country.

“We will get some really sunny July-weather, “said meteorologist Alexandra Ohlsson of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

The sunshine will grace central parts of Sweden and the southwest in particular but Ohlsson promised that most of Sweden will see warmer weather over the next few days.

Many parts of Sweden basked in sunshine and experienced a rise in temperature already on Tuesday afternoon, although parts of northern Sweden, namely counties Norrland, Dalarna and Värmland still had to put up with a lot of cloud coverage and even some showers.

“There is a high pressure ridge over southern Sweden giving us more stable weather. The warm air has been moving up through Germany and Poland. In those areas they are having 25-26 degrees at the moment,” Ohlsson told daily Expressen.

The best chances of sunshine and warmth will be on Wednesday across the country.

“The heat is expected to reach its peak then,” Ohlsson told DN.

After Thursday more unsteady weather is expected, albeit moving in over the country slowly, with a front of rain expected in time for the weekend.

“The heat will slowly abate and the weather will turn and become less stable. On Saturday rain will move in from the southwest across the whole of the country,” Ohlsson told Expressen.

But Swedish holiday-makers shouldn’t despair, according to Ohlsson, who told DN that more sunshine is expected for next week, although the temperature will stay closer to 20 degrees Celsius.

“There will be pleasant temperatures that still leave you with energy to do things and not just slump on your sun lounger,” she told the paper.

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17:16 July 24, 2012 by Dazzler
Ahh yes, my favorite stock photo has emerged once again! Thank you Local! If there were a god, I would be thanking him too! All hail the Germanic tribes! Yum Yum Gimmie Sum!
18:24 July 24, 2012 by Svensksmith
Really? I'm just not into tats on women....must be getting old.
18:37 July 24, 2012 by skogsbo
Clearly a Stockholm centred article, the warmer winds in the south arrived 36hrs ago, along with 23-25c, we don't need to wait until Wednesday!
19:27 July 24, 2012 by Paul_225
What? Warm weather? The picture suggests the parks will be filled tattooed tramps. Best to stay inside.
20:59 July 24, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Yuck!! Someone please remove the photo for this article! Girls with tattoos all over their arms does not make me want more sunshine!
22:42 July 24, 2012 by matona1
so girls with tattoo is the representation of good weather,so guys look for good sun glases when you are walking with your girl friend.so you can see real memo of sunmer without being cought
09:58 July 25, 2012 by Dazzler
What picture are you all seeing?!! The young lass in the photo I see has no tattoos. This is so very odd!
10:32 July 25, 2012 by lilsocks
Wow I forgot what a bunch of bigots post on here.........sad bunch of muppets.
14:11 July 25, 2012 by Svensksmith
Just because someone offers up an opinion other than yours, they're a bigot? I think you are the sad one.
14:51 July 25, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
@Dazzler The current picture is of two girls with tattoos covering their entire arms. Originally the photo was the old stock pic of the blonde in a white bikini (MUCH better!), but if you refresh the page this article is on the new pic of the tattoo girls will appear.
15:01 July 25, 2012 by Dazzler
OH holy hell! Thats some trickery! I must admit im no fan of overly tattooed women so I can now understand the dismay by a few posters!
10:16 August 4, 2012 by smilingjack
lotsa tatts in sweden. seems like just about every gal has em. not big on the back of neck stuff - cant really see the point. or the chinese or arabic script. but the colourful ones look good. those tatts dont do well in the sun - I better get down there and volunteer my sunscreen application skills!
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