Temperature increase in Sweden twice as high as global average, weather service says
- The average temperature today in Sweden is around 1.9 degrees Celsius higher than it was around 100 years ago, according to the Swedish weather service SMHI, which has gone through old observations and weather records from the late 19th century and compared them to today.
- The winters are shorter, and the number of days with snow on the ground has also fallen, one climatologist at SMHI tells Swedish Radio News.
- There has also been more rain, annual rainfall has gone up from 600 millimeters per year in 1930, for example, to 700 millimeters today.
For more more on how old weather records today, compare with ones in the past, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.
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