Rain, wind and possibly snow: here’s how Sweden’s Midsummer weather will look

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but it looks like Sweden will face yet another dreary Midsummer, as forecasters predict rain, wind and possibly even snow for the holiday weekend.

Rain, wind and possibly snow: here's how Sweden's Midsummer weather will look
A classic Swedish Midsummer scene. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

It may have been a record warm May and pleasant if slightly cooler start to June, but as the month progresses the weather in Sweden is returning to the usual standard for this time of the year – changeable and without the constant sunshine of just a few weeks back.

Sadly the negative trend looks set to continue over the Midsummer bank holiday weekend. National forecaster SMHI predicts “classic Swedish Midsummer weather”, which for the uninitiated means clouds, rain, and temperatures between 10C and 20C depending on which part of the country you find yourself in.

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SVT forecaster Nitzan Cohen even warns that there could be some light snow in hilly areas. The only part of the country that is expected to have anything like stable weather is the southeast – so if you haven’t booked your weekend away yet, perhaps that’s the direction to move in.

The cause of the poor weather is a combination of a low pressure front currently lying over Finland which will push rain clouds over Sweden, and cold air moving south from the Arctic Ocean.

If it's any consolation, conditions are expected to improve as the weekend progresses – so even if you’ll likely be singing about small frogs under an umbrella, the rain should take a break by Sunday.

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