Can Sweden cope with another summer heatwave?

Can Sweden cope with another summer heatwave?

Sweden's summer of 2018 caused an unprecedented spate of wildfires, destroyed forests and forced farmers to send animals to emergency slaughter. What happens if the country gets another summer like that?

Mortality increased by 700 during Sweden’s summer heatwave

Mortality increased by 700 during Sweden’s summer heatwave

Sweden’s summer of 2018 set all of these new records

Sweden’s summer of 2018 set all of these new records

Sweden’s summer heatwave led to a record number of rescues at sea

Sweden’s summer heatwave led to a record number of rescues at sea

Disposable grills may be permanently binned in Sweden

Disposable grills may be permanently binned in Sweden

Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather

Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Barbecue bans now lifted across most of Sweden

Barbecue bans now lifted across most of Sweden

Bans on barbecues eased in parts of Sweden

Bans on barbecues eased in parts of Sweden

The impact of Sweden’s summer heatwave is visible from space

The impact of Sweden’s summer heatwave is visible from space

Wildfires put climate on the agenda in Swedish election

Wildfires put climate on the agenda in Swedish election

Storms start several fires across Sweden

Storms start several fires across Sweden

Weather causes disruption and delays for train passengers across Sweden

Weather causes disruption and delays for train passengers across Sweden

Cows permitted to bathe at Swedish nudist beach

Cows permitted to bathe at Swedish nudist beach

Heatwave causes more train cancellations in southern Sweden

Heatwave causes more train cancellations in southern Sweden

Man fined for breaking southern Sweden’s BBQ ban

Man fined for breaking southern Sweden’s BBQ ban

Opinion: Sweden’s stretched firefighters need more support

Opinion: Sweden’s stretched firefighters need more support

Just when you thought it was over: heatwave returns to Sweden in full force

Just when you thought it was over: heatwave returns to Sweden in full force

Residents evacuate after fire spreads through Gothenburg island

Residents evacuate after fire spreads through Gothenburg island

Arctic heat melts away Sweden’s highest peak Kebnekaise

Arctic heat melts away Sweden’s highest peak Kebnekaise

The hunt for the last fan in Sweden: How the heatwave left Swedes sweating
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The hunt for the last fan in Sweden: How the heatwave left Swedes sweating

Foreign firefighters leave as Sweden’s wildfires abate

Foreign firefighters leave as Sweden’s wildfires abate

Sweden had its hottest ever July, breaking several weather records

Sweden had its hottest ever July, breaking several weather records

Drought-hit farmers to get billions in aid from Swedish government

Drought-hit farmers to get billions in aid from Swedish government

Sweden forest fires: Weekend of rain brings huge improvements

Sweden forest fires: Weekend of rain brings huge improvements

IN PICTURES: Swedes go for a swim in rail station underpass after torrential rain caused floods

IN PICTURES: Swedes go for a swim in rail station underpass after torrential rain caused floods

Heatwave could cause further rail closures in Sweden

Heatwave could cause further rail closures in Sweden

Tropical nights and lightning storms thunder through Sweden

Tropical nights and lightning storms thunder through Sweden

Stable night for Sweden wildfires after rainfall

Stable night for Sweden wildfires after rainfall

Sweden wildfires spark criticism of forest industry

Sweden wildfires spark criticism of forest industry

‘It’s great to be home’: Swedes return to villages after fire evacuation

‘It’s great to be home’: Swedes return to villages after fire evacuation

Sweden forest fires: How to stay safe in rural Sweden

Sweden forest fires: How to stay safe in rural Sweden

Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders hit by wildfires and drought

Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders hit by wildfires and drought

‘I didn’t expect this could happen in Sweden’: Polish firefighter in Kårböle

‘I didn’t expect this could happen in Sweden’: Polish firefighter in Kårböle

‘The risk of new fires is great’: Swedish PM urges caution as wildfire battle continues

‘The risk of new fires is great’: Swedish PM urges caution as wildfire battle continues

Weekend rain could help contain Swedish wildfires

Weekend rain could help contain Swedish wildfires

WATCH: Swedish fighter jets drop bombs on forest fire

WATCH: Swedish fighter jets drop bombs on forest fire

No backyard BBQs: Sweden moves to tighten fire rules

No backyard BBQs: Sweden moves to tighten fire rules

‘Extreme’ risk Swedish wildfires could spread to south of the country

‘Extreme’ risk Swedish wildfires could spread to south of the country

EU scrambles to send firefighting help to Sweden, Greece and Latvia

EU scrambles to send firefighting help to Sweden, Greece and Latvia

Total fire ban enforced in several counties across Sweden

Total fire ban enforced in several counties across Sweden

Opinion: ‘Sweden’s wildfires are everyone’s business’

Opinion: ‘Sweden’s wildfires are everyone’s business’

Sweden faces ‘extreme’ risk of even more wildfires

Sweden faces ‘extreme’ risk of even more wildfires

Sweden’s green soul: why forests are vital to the Swedish culture and economy
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Sweden’s green soul: why forests are vital to the Swedish culture and economy

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

Sweden heatwave: hottest July in (at least) 260 years

Sweden heatwave: hottest July in (at least) 260 years

French soldiers land in Sweden to battle wildfire inferno

French soldiers land in Sweden to battle wildfire inferno

Sweden’s wildfires still serious with heatwave on the horizon

Sweden’s wildfires still serious with heatwave on the horizon

Sweden’s wildfires halved overnight and rain might be on the way

Sweden’s wildfires halved overnight and rain might be on the way

In numbers: The scale of Sweden’s wildfires and the efforts to contain them

In numbers: The scale of Sweden’s wildfires and the efforts to contain them

Some of Sweden’s wildfires ‘impossible to extinguish’

Some of Sweden’s wildfires ‘impossible to extinguish’

Sweden wildfire inferno: ‘This could escalate’

Sweden wildfire inferno: ‘This could escalate’

EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

How volunteers are helping to fight Sweden’s wildfires

How volunteers are helping to fight Sweden’s wildfires

Here’s where evacuations are taking place due to wildfires

Here’s where evacuations are taking place due to wildfires

Sweden asks for more EU water bombers to combat wildfires

Sweden asks for more EU water bombers to combat wildfires

What you need to know about Sweden’s historic wildfire outbreak

What you need to know about Sweden’s historic wildfire outbreak

‘There hasn’t been a proper rainfall in weeks’: Swedish farmers struggle with drought crisis

‘There hasn’t been a proper rainfall in weeks’: Swedish farmers struggle with drought crisis

Italian water bombers to help fight wildfires in Sweden

Italian water bombers to help fight wildfires in Sweden

Swedish city experiences warmest weather in 71 years

Swedish city experiences warmest weather in 71 years

Undetonated ammunition and ‘worst possible weather’ delays work to extinguish Swedish forest fires

Undetonated ammunition and ‘worst possible weather’ delays work to extinguish Swedish forest fires

Sweden sees rise in number of drownings in connection with heatwave

Sweden sees rise in number of drownings in connection with heatwave

Sweden issues ‘unusual’ weather warning as heatwave continues

Sweden issues ‘unusual’ weather warning as heatwave continues

Sweden mulls political aid for drought-hit farmers

Sweden mulls political aid for drought-hit farmers

Sweden hit by wildfires and drought as heatwave continues

Sweden hit by wildfires and drought as heatwave continues

Stockholm May heatwave only happens ‘three times in a million years’

Stockholm May heatwave only happens ‘three times in a million years’