It’s official: Sweden just had its hottest day of the year so far

It's official: Sweden just had its hottest day of the year so far
Dandelions (maskrosor) north of Stockholm on Tuesday. Photo: Emma Löfgren/The Local
Sweden just had its hottest day of the year so far, in stark contrast to last week’s snow.

The mercury jumped to 27.8C in the Östergötland region in south-eastern Sweden on Monday – just days after what seemed like a spring so long and cold it would never end. And temperatures are expected to stay relatively high in most of Sweden in the coming days.

“I don’t think we’re going to get the kind of temperatures we got yesterday, but we’re still talking about more than 20C in several places if the sun shows its face,” a meteorologist at Sweden’s weather agency SMHI, told the TT newswire.

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The sun is the most likely to make an appearance in eastern parts of southern and central Sweden on Wednesday, with temperatures of above 20C. And on Ascension Day, a public holiday, the sunny weather is also expected to reach northern coastal areas.

Western Sweden is forecast to get slightly cooler weather, with rain, which may reach the rest of Sweden on Friday. A mix of rain and sun is in store for the weekend.


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