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Forecast: Royal wedding wet and cold

TT/The Local · 11 Jun 2010, 14:30

Published: 11 Jun 2010 14:30 GMT+02:00

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Two major weather agencies forecast rain and temperatures of about 12 degrees Celsius. However, Sweden's state weather agency SMHI has better news. it expects sunny spells with temperatures of 25 degrees.

"The weather that day could go two ways," said Alexandra Ohlsson at SMHI. "It is leaning towards it being 20 to 25 degrees and quite sunny because there is a high pressure system that might still be here on June 19th. We're hoping for that and that it holds back rain areas that drag temperatures down."

Norwegian weather site Yr.no predicts 12 degrees and rain; Klart.se predicts 14 degrees and rain.

Ohlsson pointed out that the wedding is still more than a week away, so forecasts are uncertain. Pia Hultgren, meteorologist at SVT, said that forecasts this far in advance had only about a 50 percent chance of being right:

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"At this time of year, I would say that [weather forecasts are accurate] only the day before. But then, it depends. If a high pressure system settles in, it could be more stable. In that case you can predict three or four days before."

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:54 June 11, 2010 by JulieLou40
"Forecasts this far in advance only have a 50% chance of being right". What a stupid thing to say! ANYONE has a 50% chance of being right..........
15:17 June 11, 2010 by Osk
Maybe the headline is not referring to the weather
15:31 June 11, 2010 by Renfeh Hguh
SMHI forecasts are useless, they struggle to get the next day right.

The long term forecasts are always suspiciously positive. I think they give a positive forecast to build up the the Swedes spirit when things are dull and gloomy.

The good weather in the SMHI long term forecasts are like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
17:25 June 11, 2010 by mjennin2
@Osk, lol! :D
17:39 June 11, 2010 by byke
220+ million SEK in overhead costs literally washed down the drain.
03:01 June 12, 2010 by wenddiver
It doesn't matter!!! If the Girl is right the weather, dress, cake, guests, and Church can be awful. Pick a nice Girl.
09:02 June 12, 2010 by Rick Methven
Today YR.no is forcasting it will be 20C and the odd shower while SMHI say it will be 18 and dry.

The twitch in my big toe - which is always right says -20 and 2 m of snow
09:26 June 12, 2010 by si
Huh - I thought the wedding had already been, does anyone really follow this nonsense ?
15:31 June 12, 2010 by byke
It looks like the party will be washed out
07:46 June 13, 2010 by silly t
royal wedding? rain? who cares?
08:16 June 13, 2010 by waffen
Cold hands, warm heart. Just get on with the ceremony.

There is no guarantee that everyones' wedding day will have fair weather. That is unimportant; what is important is the state of the weather of the marriage after the wedding.

Even the Royals are not immune from stormy marriages. That is what they and the commoners have in common.
19:48 June 13, 2010 by jazzIIIlove
royals my ass
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