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Spring comes to southern Sweden

TT/The Local · 4 Mar 2010, 17:07

Published: 04 Mar 2010 17:07 GMT+01:00

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"Even if there's a backlash, with temperatures falling several degrees below zero, it is now considered to be spring there," said Lisa Frost at meteorological agency SMHI.

By Thursday morning the average daily temperature had hovered above zero for seven successive days at weather stations in Malmö, Lund and Falsterbo, thereby fulfulling the criteria used by meteorologists to define the arrival of springtime.

Counting back in time to the beginning of the balmy spell, spring is now calculated to have hit southwest Skåne on February 25th.

Nowhere else in the country has come even close to the magical seven days above zero. But the passing of winter is not as late as many think, said Lisa Frost.

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"Spring does often arrive in mid-February in southern parts of the country. But people can easily forget how it's been before. We had a lot of snow as recently as 2006 but it's easy just to remember all the mild winters," she said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:10 March 4, 2010 by misssh
äntligen!!!! its nearly here
19:09 March 4, 2010 by scanbyheri
Ya right Spring - I can feel the warmth already
19:13 March 4, 2010 by Rick Methven
As we have not had 24 hour abaove zero for 82 days, I for one am still waiting
19:16 March 4, 2010 by ccnyberg
Skåne...do we even count that as part of Sweden?

Just kidding, besides what do I know?
19:21 March 4, 2010 by Nemesis
A suggestion to the journalists in the local.

Look at your own weather forecast.
19:59 March 4, 2010 by dammen
At last officially

I for one will be very glad when this winter is finally over - the worst I have experienced in 12 years here in Sweden and even if it appears it is not lettingup here in northern Uppalnd the signs are there - out cats and horses are beginnignto lose their winter coats Only another 4 weeks before we can begin to shed the winter woolies ourselves
20:38 March 4, 2010 by GLO
Spring...Well not here in North Carolina.. I always look for the short skirts to come out.. Not Yet.. but READY....
20:52 March 4, 2010 by richardbw
Frost announces the end of winter!

That must be a meteorological first!

Do all SMHI employees have to be named after a weather phenomena? :-)
09:08 March 5, 2010 by johnnyrebel
Hopefully everyone has spent a lot of time indoors this winter...thinking about how we can make the world a better place for our children. Bring on the spring! Peace to all.
11:24 March 5, 2010 by richardbw
Well I spent a lot of time outdoors this winter and I reckon I am going to make the whole world like Sweden (with a few exceptions) and that would significantly improve the world!
13:45 March 5, 2010 by International Man of Leisure
Spring hasn't made it through ALL of Skåne yet, it was -13 this morning near Svalöv...

15:24 March 5, 2010 by sissygirl
I am jealous. How in hell can it be springtime in Sweden when we're still freezing our asses off here at the 33rd paprallel? No flowers sneaking out of the ground around here (as in the pic).
07:41 March 11, 2010 by suckfist
The editor must have been sleeping--it's "fulfilling," not "fulfulling."
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