Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the weather

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the weather

Our vocabulary guide to some of Sweden's most essential weather words and sayings.

Eight berries and flowers you’re free to pick in Sweden’s forests
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Eight berries and flowers you’re free to pick in Sweden’s forests

Where to find Sweden’s cleanest beaches in summer 2021

Where to find Sweden’s cleanest beaches in summer 2021

In Sweden, the season of the midnight sun is here again

In Sweden, the season of the midnight sun is here again

Where to eat, sleep and visit in Uppsala this summer
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Where to eat, sleep and visit in Uppsala this summer

Plan a trip to Uppsala this August with our interactive map
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Plan a trip to Uppsala this August with our interactive map

Six outdoor activities to enjoy in Uppsala this summer
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Six outdoor activities to enjoy in Uppsala this summer

Europe sizzles as temperatures rise towards 40C

Europe sizzles as temperatures rise towards 40C

Five handy words that will perfect your Swedish this summer

Five handy words that will perfect your Swedish this summer

Arctic heat records and cold spells – Sweden’s summer of extremes

Arctic heat records and cold spells – Sweden’s summer of extremes

Quiz: How well do you know these Swedish summer words?

Quiz: How well do you know these Swedish summer words?

Sweden set for cooler week after record heatwave

Sweden set for cooler week after record heatwave

Summer heat causes Swedish rail delays as tracks buckle

Summer heat causes Swedish rail delays as tracks buckle

Nordic countries sizzle as European heatwave moves north

Nordic countries sizzle as European heatwave moves north

Sweden heatwave: Barbecue bans and weather warnings as temperatures set to top 30C

Sweden heatwave: Barbecue bans and weather warnings as temperatures set to top 30C

Stay safe in Sweden’s heatwave: Here’s what you need to know

Stay safe in Sweden’s heatwave: Here’s what you need to know

‘Heatwave’ on the way to Sweden with temperatures set to reach 30C

‘Heatwave’ on the way to Sweden with temperatures set to reach 30C

Seven Swedish destinations that are perfect for a summer break

Seven Swedish destinations that are perfect for a summer break

Weather: What to expect for the rest of July in Sweden

Weather: What to expect for the rest of July in Sweden

Five great beaches in Skåne for when the sun finally shines

Five great beaches in Skåne for when the sun finally shines

What you need to know about public transport disruption in Stockholm this summer
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What you need to know about public transport disruption in Stockholm this summer

Sweden just had its hottest day of the year so far

Sweden just had its hottest day of the year so far

WHAT’S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in July
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WHAT’S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in July

Want to escape Europe’s 40C heatwave? Head to Sweden

Want to escape Europe’s 40C heatwave? Head to Sweden

Can Sweden cope with another summer heatwave?

Can Sweden cope with another summer heatwave?

Summer? Not yet. Heavy rain and thunderstorms batter Sweden

Summer? Not yet. Heavy rain and thunderstorms batter Sweden

Hot or cold? Sweden’s early summer weather in stats

Hot or cold? Sweden’s early summer weather in stats

What’s all that fluff you’ve been seeing everywhere?

What’s all that fluff you’ve been seeing everywhere?

WHAT’S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in June
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WHAT’S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in June

What’s on: 10 Swedish festivals you shouldn’t miss this summer
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What’s on: 10 Swedish festivals you shouldn’t miss this summer

Hot or cold? Here’s the summer 2019 weather forecast for Sweden

Hot or cold? Here’s the summer 2019 weather forecast for Sweden

What’s happened to summer? Asking for Sweden

What’s happened to summer? Asking for Sweden

Sweden may be heading for a new water crisis this summer

Sweden may be heading for a new water crisis this summer

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

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

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

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

Sweden faces ‘extreme’ risk of even more wildfires

Sweden faces ‘extreme’ risk of even more wildfires

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

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

Sweden wildfire inferno: ‘This could escalate’

Sweden wildfire inferno: ‘This could escalate’

‘Five things I miss about Swedish summers’
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‘Five things I miss about Swedish summers’

EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight 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

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

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best

Summer returns to Sweden with ‘above average’ temperatures forecast for end of June

Summer returns to Sweden with ‘above average’ temperatures forecast for end of June

How you’ll be affected by Stockholm public transport disruption this summer

How you’ll be affected by Stockholm public transport disruption this summer

Sweden’s early summer heatwave set for a pause

Sweden’s early summer heatwave set for a pause

Sweden records its earliest ‘tropical night’ in 70 years

Sweden records its earliest ‘tropical night’ in 70 years

Swedes endure hottest May on record

Swedes endure hottest May on record

Temperatures soar as Sweden’s heatwave sizzles on

Temperatures soar as Sweden’s heatwave sizzles on

IN PICTURES: Ten historic images of Swedes on vacation over the years

IN PICTURES: Ten historic images of Swedes on vacation over the years

The absolute best spots for a swim in Stockholm
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The absolute best spots for a swim in Stockholm

No end in sight to Sweden’s heatwave

No end in sight to Sweden’s heatwave

Record summer job openings could be a ‘foot in the door’ for foreigners

Record summer job openings could be a ‘foot in the door’ for foreigners

Finnish heatwave sends May temperatures soaring to 30C in Sweden

Finnish heatwave sends May temperatures soaring to 30C in Sweden

Swedes bask in sunshine on hottest day of the year

Swedes bask in sunshine on hottest day of the year

Summer arrives at ‘extremely early’ April date in Stockholm

Summer arrives at ‘extremely early’ April date in Stockholm

Sweden’s 2017 was warm, but the summer was particularly bad

Sweden’s 2017 was warm, but the summer was particularly bad

This is how much it rained in Sweden in August

This is how much it rained in Sweden in August

This was the sunniest place in Sweden this summer

This was the sunniest place in Sweden this summer

Seven of the worst things about July in Sweden

Seven of the worst things about July in Sweden

Swedish summer: Expectations vs Reality

Swedish summer: Expectations vs Reality

Ten ways to enjoy your Stockholm summer like a Stockholmer

Ten ways to enjoy your Stockholm summer like a Stockholmer

Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is the best summer country

Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is the best summer country

Where to get Stockholm’s best ice cream

Where to get Stockholm’s best ice cream

Recipe: How to make this very Swedish summer cocktail

Recipe: How to make this very Swedish summer cocktail

Sweden celebrates as summer weather finally arrives after chilly spring

Sweden celebrates as summer weather finally arrives after chilly spring

15 highlights for summer 2017 in Sweden

15 highlights for summer 2017 in Sweden

Sweden’s hospitals struggle to solve summer nurse shortage

Sweden’s hospitals struggle to solve summer nurse shortage

How to make the most of Sweden’s 2017 holidays

How to make the most of Sweden’s 2017 holidays

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time

Long summer brings Sweden three seasons in one day

Long summer brings Sweden three seasons in one day

Don’t miss: Sweden’s last blast of summer

Don’t miss: Sweden’s last blast of summer

Spanish September heatwave on its way to Sweden

Spanish September heatwave on its way to Sweden

Autumn is cancelled in Sweden, fire up the barbecue

Autumn is cancelled in Sweden, fire up the barbecue

It’s snowing in August and the Swedes are super excited

It’s snowing in August and the Swedes are super excited

Brace yourselves: autumn has officially arrived in Sweden

Brace yourselves: autumn has officially arrived in Sweden

Five unusual Swedish summer habits that confuse newcomers
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Five unusual Swedish summer habits that confuse newcomers

Woman feared dead after spate of fires in Sweden

Woman feared dead after spate of fires in Sweden

‘I never intended to start this, but I saw a gap in the market’

‘I never intended to start this, but I saw a gap in the market’

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year

Stay out, the water’s filthy! Germs ruin Swedes’ swims

Stay out, the water’s filthy! Germs ruin Swedes’ swims

Seven rooftop bars to see in Stockholm this weekend
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Seven rooftop bars to see in Stockholm this weekend

Five exciting sports events in Sweden this summer weekend

Five exciting sports events in Sweden this summer weekend

What’s the July weather like in Sweden? Anything but lagom

What’s the July weather like in Sweden? Anything but lagom

Snowmen in summer?! This is northern Sweden right now

Snowmen in summer?! This is northern Sweden right now

Swedes sweat on this year’s hottest day yet

Swedes sweat on this year’s hottest day yet

Six great things to put on your Swedish summer bucket list

Six great things to put on your Swedish summer bucket list

Swedes cheer arrival of summer’s midnight sun

Swedes cheer arrival of summer’s midnight sun

Last chance (for now) to sweat in Swedish sun

Last chance (for now) to sweat in Swedish sun

You’ll never guess which is Europe’s hottest capital

You’ll never guess which is Europe’s hottest capital

20C and a water shortage: Sweden’s having a heatwave

20C and a water shortage: Sweden’s having a heatwave

How to chat to Swedes when the sun comes out

How to chat to Swedes when the sun comes out

Swedish MP wants to make summertime permanent

Swedish MP wants to make summertime permanent

Swedish lifestyle pulls in record foreign tourists

Swedish lifestyle pulls in record foreign tourists

Heavy rain warning for western parts of Sweden

Heavy rain warning for western parts of Sweden

Another balmy weekend for sun-starved Swedes

Another balmy weekend for sun-starved Swedes

Tentative promise of summer’s Sweden return

Tentative promise of summer’s Sweden return

Wet July dampens Swedes’ summer spirit

Wet July dampens Swedes’ summer spirit

Rain or shine? Swedes debate shaky weather

Rain or shine? Swedes debate shaky weather

Ten awkward mistakes you must avoid at a Swedish summer party

Ten awkward mistakes you must avoid at a Swedish summer party

Six reasons to stay in Stockholm this summer

Six reasons to stay in Stockholm this summer

West Sweden stung by blue jellyfish invasion

West Sweden stung by blue jellyfish invasion

How to be a cool Swede during a hot summer

How to be a cool Swede during a hot summer

Summer heat finally forecast for Sweden

Summer heat finally forecast for Sweden

Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer

Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer

Sweden’s best summer music festivals for 2015

Sweden’s best summer music festivals for 2015

Early summer sweeps in across much of Sweden

Early summer sweeps in across much of Sweden

Southern Sweden had 201 days of summer

Southern Sweden had 201 days of summer

Songs for a hot Swedish summer

Songs for a hot Swedish summer

How to make money by renting out your home

How to make money by renting out your home

PHOTO ESSAY: An island adventure on two wheels

PHOTO ESSAY: An island adventure on two wheels

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Flight controllers’ holidays to cause summer delays

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More Swedes ‘plan to buy summer houses’

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Summer house prices shoot up

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No free tick shots despite increased risk

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Boaties face new booze laws

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Summer barbecue leaves house in ashes

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July in Sweden: where is everyone?

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‘Group sex’ protests over Swedish nudist beach

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July ‘worst drowning year since 1994’

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Site aims to debunk crayfish myths

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Barbecue ban in Stockholm as hot weather hits

Late rush for sun holidays

Late rush for sun holidays

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Cold Swedish summers ‘make you more depressed’

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Sweden puts the clocks forward

Destination of the week: Västervik

Destination of the week: Västervik

Swedish radio defends its right to ‘summer’

Swedish radio defends its right to ‘summer’

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Record warmth in April

Chilliest start to a summer in decades

Chilliest start to a summer in decades

Swedish town overrun by mosquitoes

Swedish town overrun by mosquitoes

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Swedish Radio honours US murderer

Swedish Radio honours US murderer

Sweden bathes in sultry summer sunshine

Sweden bathes in sultry summer sunshine

Drownings most frequent in July

Drownings most frequent in July

Brewers celebrate summer heat

Brewers celebrate summer heat

Swedish waters cleaner than normal

Swedish waters cleaner than normal

Sunshine returns after heavy storms

Sunshine returns after heavy storms

Stockholm’s five best bathing spots

Stockholm’s five best bathing spots

Rail operator misled public on sweltering train

Rail operator misled public on sweltering train

Caution urged over fires as Sweden heats up

Caution urged over fires as Sweden heats up

Lace ’em up: Sweden’s five best hiking trails

Lace ’em up: Sweden’s five best hiking trails

Lapping up Sweden’s rivers: rafting in the land of the midnight sun

Lapping up Sweden’s rivers: rafting in the land of the midnight sun

Unruly start to Swedish music fest

Unruly start to Swedish music fest

Sweden’s top children’s playgrounds

Sweden’s top children’s playgrounds

Swedish barbeque: sausages, shellfish and disposable grills

Swedish barbeque: sausages, shellfish and disposable grills

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Dry weather prompts Stockholm fire ban

Summer temperatures heading for Sweden

Summer temperatures heading for Sweden

Swedes bask in record May highs

Swedes bask in record May highs

Swedish summer music festival preview: June

Swedish summer music festival preview: June

Swedish summer music festival preview: July

Swedish summer music festival preview: July

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Northern Sweden hit by summer ‘snow storm’

Sun set to shine on late Swedish summer

Sun set to shine on late Swedish summer

Swedes hail long-awaited summer sunshine

Swedes hail long-awaited summer sunshine

‘Today’s cheap might be costly tomorrow’

‘Today’s cheap might be costly tomorrow’

Worst Swedish summer in 12 years: SMHI

Worst Swedish summer in 12 years: SMHI

US filmmaker aims to ‘capture the essence of Swedish summer’

US filmmaker aims to ‘capture the essence of Swedish summer’

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

‘Extend school year to improve reading’

‘Extend school year to improve reading’

Business brief: Casa Mazzoni
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Business brief: Casa Mazzoni

Top ten must-see Swedish music festivals

Top ten must-see Swedish music festivals

Sun to shine on Swedish national day: agency

Sun to shine on Swedish national day: agency

Summer bonus angers Swedish nurses union

Summer bonus angers Swedish nurses union

Modesty trend blitzes sizzling Swedish skin

Modesty trend blitzes sizzling Swedish skin

Sweden set for warmest day of the year

Sweden set for warmest day of the year

Eight tasty Swedish recipes to try this summer

Eight tasty Swedish recipes to try this summer

Seven must-do activities to add to your Swedish summer bucket list

Seven must-do activities to add to your Swedish summer bucket list

How to survive a Swedish crayfish party

How to survive a Swedish crayfish party

Five things you have to do before Swedish summer ends
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Five things you have to do before Swedish summer ends

How to make Swedish cold poached salmon

How to make Swedish cold poached salmon

How to make Swedish shellfish on rye bread

How to make Swedish shellfish on rye bread

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Health officers go on holiday