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Sweden bathes in sultry summer sunshine

TT/The Local · 4 Jul 2010, 11:31

Published: 04 Jul 2010 11:31 GMT+02:00

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Large swathes of the country saw the thermometer hover around 30 degrees for much of the day.

“It’s good summer weather, that’s for sure,” said Peo Ganerlöv at meteorological agency SMHI.

A high for the day of 32.1 degrees was recorded both in Såtenäs in the south west and in Forse, 700 kilometres further north.

Eskilstuna experienced the warmest weather in the central region of Svealand with 31.2 degrees, while Lycksele led the way in northern Norrland with a top temperature of 27.2 degrees.

But Saturday’s balmy temperatures still lagged well behind the hottest July day ever recorded in Sweden, an honour held by Ultuna, 70 kilometres north of Stockholm, which sweltered in 38 degree heat in 1933.

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Temperatures are forecast to reach 30 degrees again on Sunday before dropping to 20-25 degrees over the coming week. But the summery highs are expected to return again just in time for next weekend.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:21 July 4, 2010 by darrenj
Why leave for vacation during Swedish summer. !!!

I'm island hopping with the kids.
14:33 July 4, 2010 by Steggles
Keep those nice not too hot sunny days coming.......i'll be there in three weeks.
18:43 July 4, 2010 by Essjay
I was there two weeks ago ,beautiful weather and all day long !
10:10 July 5, 2010 by jwlundgren
send me back to Texas. At least they have air conditioning.....
22:14 July 6, 2010 by darrenj
Air con? its not that warm or humid here?

I'm from Trinidad, even the dog house has air con
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