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Sweden set for summer heat wave

TT/The Local/pvs · 27 Jun 2011, 17:20

Published: 27 Jun 2011 17:20 GMT+02:00

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"Warm air is currently streaming up the country," said Lars Knutson at Swedish meteorological institute SMHI in a statement.

Temperatures of up to 27 degrees Celsius are expected in southern areas with sunny weather expected across the whole country, except for the far north, for much of the week.

Temperatures are expected to swing from 21-27 degrees Celsius on Wednesday with temperatures dropping in connection with sporadic rainfall. The heat wave is expected to bring with it a risk of thunder storms on Friday, primarily in Götaland and Svealand.

The warmer temperatures are a result of a high pressure front coming in from mainland Europe with temperatures around the Mediterranean climbing to above 30 degrees Celsius.

However sun-deprived Swedes will have to hurry to enjoy the summer weather with cooler temperatures and rainfalls forecast for the weekend and next week.

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Despite the warm beginning and end to the month, June has offered up fairly average weather for the season in comparison with previous years.

The early hot spell reached highs close to previous records but the cooler period running up to the Midsummer holiday brought the month back to normal.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:23 June 27, 2011 by PAVR
This photo is getting a bit dated isn't it? ;)
20:19 June 27, 2011 by jostein
That photo will never get dated. It is timeless.
21:09 June 27, 2011 by jackx123
I've seen this for over a year now, the editor must be getting it off LOL
21:29 June 27, 2011 by foxpur
Saves having to get the rights to another photo. Marketing.
23:01 June 27, 2011 by irridium
certainly nicer to look at than that disturbing Lars Kepler advertisement on the bottom of every page....
01:04 June 28, 2011 by BBEthio
Anna? is that really you on the picture? OMG!
02:03 June 28, 2011 by GLO
Dated Hell!!!! I would like to see her every day...
00:18 June 29, 2011 by Pro-alliance
The blissfully beautiful lady in the picture is just one example of the many Swedish ladies, who are so picturesque. For this lady's sake, I hope the winter season will take a sabbatical break. Maybe a two year break will do.
11:29 June 29, 2011 by Decedo
I love that photo. No need to change it, why mess with perfection? Everytime it's used in a story, I have to open it :)
16:54 July 1, 2011 by Icarusty
I want to be on top of that.
23:00 July 1, 2011 by Donal Martin
Unless I am mistaken, 27C equals 80F. This is considered a heat wave in Sweden? In most parts of the US this would be considered balmy, summer weather.
07:27 July 2, 2011 by Cage
This photo is fine to use for any story. Even in cases when it doesn't match the subject matter!
18:42 July 4, 2011 by triodethom
In Atlanta Georgia its 35 to 37 for period of may 15 till Sept. 15 . 27 is the temp at 9am . lows are 20 to 23 . we see snow about 1 time every 4 years but the the sun comes out and it melts by 1pm.
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