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Swedes bask in record May highs

TT/The Local/pvs · 26 May 2012, 16:57

Published: 26 May 2012 16:57 GMT+02:00

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The mercury touched 29.8 degrees Celsius in Falun in central Sweden, the highest May temperature since records began in 1860.

"It's not often we have such high temperatures in May, but it happens now and then," Linnea Rehn at Sweden's meteorological office SMHI said.

Most of the country was basked in sunshine, with the warm weather set to continue until at least Monday, according to SMHI.

Linnea Rehn explained that there is a cold front poised to push in from the north, but that won't be until at least Tuesday.

The cold front will cool off central and southern areas of the country somewhat, although average temperatures are expected to remain a respectable 20-25 degrees Celsius in the south and 15-20 degrees Celsius in the north.

"On Tuesday, the cooler air will also have reached southern Sweden and the temperature will end up around 15 degrees Celsius," Linnea Rehn confirmed.

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The weather will however be more unstable during the week and in some northern areas rain and snow falls could be expected.

"This weekend, just take the opportunity to enjoy."

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

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Your comments about this article

18:06 May 26, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Couldn't read the article since I was distracted by the babe in the photo! ;)
19:50 May 26, 2012 by Marc the Texan
The Local's been recycling this pic for three years. And I thank them for it! Didn't bother reading the article either.
20:15 May 26, 2012 by Keith #5083
I read the article! (just in case it gave her phone number.)
20:22 May 26, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
Oh you sexist foreigners.
20:53 May 26, 2012 by Trace33
All that sun shine makes me want to move to Sweden:)
01:13 May 27, 2012 by Korramatta
this pic is like Grevinnan och betjänten , ever year before summer appears in The Local!
10:21 May 27, 2012 by HYBRED
It's kind of ironic; all this caucasian Swede's out laying in the sun to get their skin dark.
12:25 May 27, 2012 by towns

In the 19th century in Europe nobody dared "sport a tan" because it implied that you worked outdoors (which was considered very lowly). Ironic isn't it?
17:55 May 27, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#7: they're generally trying to get a tan. not turn into negroids. Quite the difference.
18:41 May 27, 2012 by HYBRED

And on top of that, they spend money to get tan in the off season.

@Tarc the Mexan

I didn't mention "turn into negroids". But obviously they have something against being white.
21:26 May 27, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#10: "something against being white" Seriously? Having a tan has been considered attractive in the western world the last 40-50 years or so, tanning beds are in widespread use across Europe and north America and have been since the '70s. How could you have missed this?
01:03 May 28, 2012 by Svensksmith
Yeah, Hybred, all of us whites want to be racist just like you.
10:08 May 28, 2012 by HYBRED
@Tarc the Mexan & Svensksmith

The whole idea of getting a tan is to make the skin darker. And the only reason anyone would want to make it darker is that the are not satisfied with it being lighter. If either of you calls believes thats racist, you are the racist ones not me.
12:36 May 28, 2012 by Svensksmith
My skin gets tanned in the summer because I work outside. That's it.
19:41 May 28, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#13: with a phrase such as "something against being white", you come off sounding like a closet racist. Exchanging "white" for "pale" would've made much more sense but I guess common sense is something unheard of in that KKK world of yours.
17:03 May 31, 2012 by smilingjack
the warm weather will continue into the weekend. dont think so 10c. a normal swedish summers day Im told. come to australia where we have thousands of km's of beaches full of thousands of girls like this.

except their hair isnt dyed - its naturally blonde. its winter in sydney and its 20C and the water temp 19.5C

5 hours drive from sydney there is snow and the season has kicked off at perisher.

australia rocks!
19:46 May 31, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
Australia? It's nothing but crocodiles and sex offenders.
23:10 May 31, 2012 by smilingjack
mate you should try visiting sydney and not relying on crocodile dundee movies. no decapitated bodies on our roadsides.

try googling port stephens which is 150km's north of sydney

or perisherblue a few hours south of sydney

and the blue mountains a few hours west of sydney to see how good we have it in australia.

and that is just a tiny part of nsw.

just re read the weather report for this weekend 9c and raining in stockholm.

$10 for a beer and $30 for a steak. wow you swedes are being right royally shafted.
00:04 June 1, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#18: no one cares about your third world arsehole country, mate.
20:47 June 1, 2012 by smilingjack
you can stay right here tarc and I'll be back home in 6 months giggling my head off and you be here wallowing in anger and self pity in -5c poor and miserable. dreaming of how you can possibly get out. I read recently that leaving sweden was like leaving jail. that was from swedes.

heh heh. australia could buy sweden and denmark and finland and norway and mexico with loose change out of our back pocket. 3rd world thats sweden and mexico. I can understand your frustration and self loathing being stuck in sweden. try coming to sydney and relaxing amongst happy people in a truly vibrant sub tropical environment. youll be surprised how quickly you will lighten up. sunshine cheap great food and wine will do that to a person.
22:58 June 1, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#20: I think I hear a dingo eating your baby.
07:24 June 6, 2012 by Monica Williams
OMG...HAHAHAH...You guys are too funny....LOL...!!!
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