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Thunderstorms threaten southern Sweden

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Thunderstorms threaten southern Sweden
09:22 CEST+02:00
Sweden's meteorological office SMHI has warned that after the sunshine cometh the rain with downpours and thunder forecast for southern areas on Tuesday afternoon.

The holiday weekend witnessed record high temperatures of plus 30 degrees Celsius in Gothenburg with the remainder of the country bathed in sunshine.

But the warm weather has brought with it a build up of high energy which is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and thunder in parts of Skåne, Småland, the west coast and Vämland in southern Sweden.

Some thunder storms arrived already on Monday night with fires breaking out following lightning strikes on a farm near Malmö. The police have confirmed that no injuries have been reported.

According to the SMHI forecast, isolated thunder storms are to be expected in parts of Norrland in northern Sweden later on Tuesday.

The east coast is however set to enjoy calm, sunny weather throughout Tuesday.

The forecast for the remainder of the week remains upbeat, with temperatures of 20-25 expected in most parts throughout Wednesday.

The warm weather will remain on Thursday and Friday and even stretch into the far north, bringing with it temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius.

By the weekend, temperatures are expected to have eased off somewhat with some risk for unstable weather and isolated thunderstorms.

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