Sweden braces for frosty autumn chill
Published: 18 Sep 2012 17:06 GMT+02:00
Updated: 18 Sep 2012 17:06 GMT+02:00
Falling temperatures are set to blanket much of Sweden with overnight frost in the coming days, according to forecasters, who add that residents shouldn't get their hopes up about a possible return of balmy summer weather.
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”Temperatures will be nearing zero or below later in the week. In parts of middle Sweden the colder weather will be here by Friday," said meteorologist Lovisa Andersson from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) to news agency TT.
During clear and calm weather there is a risk that overnight frost will reach all the way down into south western Sweden, where -- at least by forecasters' definition -- it is still summer. But the sunny, warm and summery days are almost over, according to experts.
“As far as I can see, we will have cooler air all over the country. There is a chance of warmer temperatures later on and further south but not this week," Andersson told TT.
For the next few days, Sweden can expect temperatures between 15 degrees Celsius in the south and a mere five degrees in the north.
According to forecasters, autumn weather hasn’t officially arrived until the average temperature is below ten degrees for at least five consecutive nights.
By that definition, autumn has therefore only arrived to northern Sweden.
In the next few days more unstable weather is expected over Sweden with intermittent cloud coverage and showers.
The best chances of still catching some warming rays will be on Sunday, when many areas of Sweden can expect some sunshine and temperatures rising up to 22 degrees Celsius, before the weather turns unstable again.
According to SMHI, next week will see rain moving in over Sweden from the west while the north could see both rain and in some areas even snow coming in from the east.