Warm winds from Africa mean temperatures over 20 degrees Celsius in some of Sweden this week.
“It looks like the tropical summer will last a while” says Alexandra Ohlsson, meteorologist at the weather service SMHI.
Warm winds were expected to be felt starting Tuesday in southern and mid-Sweden, and it should get even warmer on Wednesday. In northern cities such as Sundsvall, it will be around 10 degrees on Wednesday and in the Arctic city of Jokkmokk 6 degrees, rising to the weekend.
Next week’s temperatures will be cooler but still mild for autumn, says Alexandra Ohlsson to Swedish Radio News.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Wettest August in decades in Dawson City, northwestern Canada, CBC News
Finland: Cities in Finland and Sweden among Europe’s fastest-warming, data shows, Yle News
Norway: Arctic ecosystems face irreversible change without fast climate action, UN report says, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Russian and American scientists team up to study Arctic Russia’s weakening sea ice, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Feature Interview: Is Arctic climate research missing the big picture?, Eye on the Arctic
United States: New study predicts ‘radical re-shaping’ of Arctic landscape by 2100, CBC News