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Sweden issues 'unusual' weather warning as heatwave continues

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Published: 16.Jul.2018 08:08 hrs

The heatwave in Sweden is getting so bad that the country has now sent out official warnings about "extremely high temperatures" in several areas, including Stockholm and Uppsala.

Sweden's national weather agency SMHI on Sunday issued a class-two alert for "extremely high temperatures" (the most serious temperature warning) in counties in central parts of the country: Örebro, Västmanland, Södermanland, Uppsala and Stockholm.

The warning means that temperatures are expected to reach 30C or more five days in a row.

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