Rain and thunder greet holidaying Swedes
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 21 May 2009, 11:58
Published: 21 May 2009 11:58 GMT+02:00
Recent weeks have given Swedes cause for optimism for the Ascension Day holiday this weekend.
But the seasonal balmy weather is to prove something of a summer false dawn as rainy and stormy weather returns, according to the latest forecast from Sweden's meteorological agency, SMHI.
Scattered rain showers will fall over most parts of Sweden on Friday while in the far south it will be dryer with some changeable sunny and overcast weather. SMHI warns that thunder storms are to be expected in isolated areas.
Saturday temperatures are expected to be around 13 - 18 degrees Celsius across most parts of Sweden with coastal areas in the far north experiencing up to around 20 degrees Celsius. The sun will make sporadic appearances in most areas while cloudy weather is forecast.
The turbulent weather is due to stabilize somewhat on Sunday with sunny weather in the north and only scattered rain showers in both southern and northern areas.
The warmer, dryer weather is set to greet Swedes first only when returning to work next week with temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius in most areas of the country forecast for Monday.