Midsummer may have been cold this year but SMHI (The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) has now issued heat warnings for many parts of Sweden.
The week started with over 86 degrees (30 degrees Celcius) at most of the SMHI weather stations. The warmest was on Lungö outside Härnösand with over 92 degrees (33.4 degrees C), a record for the season. The hot weather will cool somewhat later in the week but likely only temporarily, says Emelie Karlsson, meteorologist at SMHI in Swedish media. The institute sxtended so-called class 1 warnings for the provinces Värmland, Västra Götaland, Västergötland, Örebro, Östergötland, Södermanland, Västmanland, Uppsala, Stockholm, Dalarna and the coastlines of Västerbotten and Norrbotten in the north.