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Several Swedish towns experience hottest ever October day

It was an unusually warm mid-October. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

Published: 15.Oct.2018 08:43 hrs

Heat records were broken in several locations across Sweden over the weekend during a period of unusually late warm weather.

Many of the record-breaking temperatures were measured in the north of the country, with Norrbotten and Västerbotten topping 20C for the first time in their history.

On Sunday, the mercury reached 21.6C in Älvsbyn, Norrbotten, preliminary figures from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) showed. This was well above Norrbotten's previous record of 19C, while Västerbotten also saw temperatures over 20C on Sunday, with 21.4C measured in Lyckelse.

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