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Summer temperatures heading for Sweden

TT/The Local/cg · 21 Apr 2012, 13:53

Published: 21 Apr 2012 13:53 GMT+02:00

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On Saturday, meteorological institute SMHI issued a Class 1 weather warning, the lowest on a three-point scale, over Västerbotten in northern Sweden. The warning was due to snowy weather heading north from counties Värmland, Närke and Västmanland.

The heaviest snow fell in Sweden’s central counties Hälsingland, Medelpad and Dalarna, which received up to 18 centimetres of snow in places.

Sunday is expected to bring continued unsteady weather, with rain and snow predicted for the country’s northern areas, and thunderstorms in south.

But sunny days with warmer weather are not far away, according to forecasters.

Next week, warm air, with the promise of summer, is expected to hit the south of Sweden. According to SMHI, temperatures may rise up to 20 degrees Celsius in places.

“Daytime temperatures are going to rise throughout the whole of Sweden,” said meteorologist Lisa Frost to news agency TT.

But although sunshine is not too far from Swedish shores, Swedes can expect a few more days of chill and rain.

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The more clement temperatures that so many are longing for are expected to arrive at the end of next week.

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

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Your comments about this article

00:22 April 22, 2012 by uRock
21:18 April 22, 2012 by Jean999
Please order some good weather for the first two weeks in June when we are coming over for two weeks' holiday!!
09:26 April 23, 2012 by 4thGenWarrior
hate the cold, sick of the cold...I am a Florida boy- born and bred- I needs me some boiling heat!!!!
16:30 April 23, 2012 by karex
#3 Unfortunately around these parts the warm weather is very short-lived. The only alternative for some boiling heat in the long cold months is probably a sauna! LOL

The climate here is so different than what I'm used to: I need some time to clean up my garden before it starts to grow out of control. However the window of opportunity is very small: cold, cold, cold and suddenly heat and within a few days it's growing out of control!
20:29 April 23, 2012 by Orcade
#3 #4

Here is some good news for you:


In case your swedish reading comprehension is not up to par with the article i am glad to inform you that according to chief meteorologist Todd Crawford at WSI, temperatures in sweden during may, june and july will be abnormally hot, reaching far above the average temperature of said months! Apparently it will also be unsually dry, with little or no rain to be expected.
00:16 April 24, 2012 by Scambaiter
I'll believe it when I see it.
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