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Sweden set for sunny weekend weather

David Landes · 29 May 2009, 17:43

Published: 29 May 2009 17:43 GMT+02:00

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Saturday and Sunday are expected to bring high temperatures and sunny weather to much of the country – especially in the north, according to forecasters at Swedish meteorological agency SMHI.

“The warmth may vary quite a bit from one place to another, but it will likely be an area stretching from southern Norrland up toward Västerbotten and the coast of Norrland that will see the highest temperatures,” SMHI meteorologist Sten Laurin told the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

While temperatures may approach 30 degrees in the far north, residents in the Stockholm region and central Sweden can expect temperatures closer to 25 degrees.

However, weekend revelers trekking out to the archipelago or boating elsewhere along Sweden’s coast should brace for somewhat cooler temperatures due to still-cool water temperatures.

But the blast of summer-warmth will likely be short lived, according to Laurin.

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“By Wednesday it will probably be around 13 degrees and with scattered showers around Stockholm,” he told SvD.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:06 May 29, 2009 by karex
30 degrees in the far north? Possible signs of effects of global warming? Kind of scary.
12:08 May 30, 2009 by Pigeons Can't Fly Without Wings.
This happens more or less every year and has done so for a long time, so don't worry too much about it, enjoy it! :-) I love this weather and think that we will get a great summer this year! Wohoo!
15:43 May 30, 2009 by peropaco
This is great. I love the summers in Sweden. I wish more Swedes would realize how wonderful it is to spend the summer months near a relaxing lake. Instead of running of to the stressful riviera with the traffic jams and over-priced everything they should explore the many lakes aroung the country. Yet, I understand why they run off... The weather can betray us... Someone once told me: they are two things you should not trust in sweden..1. the weather. 2. the women
20:47 May 30, 2009 by Miss Kitten
I actually got a little sunburnt today while Mr. Kitten and I lounged in the sun on the deck of the Viking (the tall ship docked in Göteborgshamnen that serves as a hotel and restaurant). It was so worth it. Heading out to Saltholmen and the southern archipelago tomorrow. It's supposed to be even hotter.
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