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What’s happened to summer? Asking for Sweden

What’s happened to summer? Asking for Sweden

From the sunniest April since records began to chilly temperatures and snow. What happened to summer and when will it return? Southern Sweden is usually basking in temperatures of around 15C this time of the year, according to national weather agency SMHI. But this week the mercury seems to refuse to edge above 5-10C. “The meteorological summer has stopped,” said SMHI meteorologist Jon Jörpeland, referring to Sweden’s definition of summer, an average temperature of above 10C on five consecutive days. Some parts of southern Sweden even saw snow fall and stick on the ground last week, which is rare in May. “Last year Öland had a powerful snowfall, and in 2010 the Småland highlands got a lot of snow.”

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