Sweden’s early summer heatwave set for a pause

Sweden's early summer heatwave set for a pause
After the hottest May on record and a warm start to June, Sweden's weather is expected to return to normal. Photo: Jessica Gow / TT
After a weekend of warmth and sunshine across much of southern Sweden, the early summer is set for a pause this week.

“Yesterday it was 30.1 C in Halmstad, and even today we have around 30C in several places,” SMHI meteorologist Jon Jörpeland said on Sunday.

Early on Sunday afternoon, the temperature in Stockholm was just under 30C, while many spots measured 28C, including Arvika, Örebro, Eskilstuna, Norrköping, Uppsala, Målilla and Torup.

But from today onwards, a drop in temperatures is predicted. Monday morning brought cloud and light rain to Stockholm, with cooler weather forecast for the rest of the week.

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“We're moving towards more normal June temperatures,” said Jörpeland. “It's going to get a bit more unsteady, we won't have this stable high pressure any more. There will be more showers over southern Sweden, Svealand and Götaland.”

SMHI forecast rain and thunderstorms over northern Svealand and southern Norrland on Monday, where some areas might see substantial rainfall.

The rain will continue through the week, mostly in short bursts but northern Sweden can expect more sustained rainfall around Friday.

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