Hot days in Sweden extending further north

A reindeer corral area where Saami herders gather their reindeer in winter in Kiruna, Sweden.
A sunny day in northern Sweden. Sweden is recording an increasing number of hot days in the country. (Eilis Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • Sweden has experienced twice as many days of temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius and above in the past decade compared to summers past, Swedish Radio News reports.
  • And the hot days are extending further north in Sweden.
  • ”Very tired, a little nauseous, headache. I stay indoors mostly, go out for walks and try and stay in the shade,” says 70-year-old Kicki Petersson during a recent hot spell.
Radio Sweden

For more on the growing number of hot days in Sweden, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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