Winter Hits Europe – Stockholm Has Coldest Day in 84 Years! Sweden Coldest Temperature In 20 Years!

Parts of Europe are being gripped by unusual cold, even though the calendar says it’s meteorological summer. Now children in Sweden are finding out what snow is like – in June! Strangest warming I’ve ever seen.

Winter pounds Sweden – and it’s summer!

The English language The Local here writes that “Stockholm broke an 84-year-old cold record on Saturday, as the capital’s temperature only reached 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest June maximum daily temperature the city has seen since 1928.”

Indeed, you could be excused for thinking that the current chill is more like winter than summer. It was actually colder in the capital yesterday than on Christmas Eve. ‘The temperature was a degree lower than it was at Christmas in Stockholm, so it is colder. And it’s windier, too,’ said SMHI’s meteorologist Lisa Frost to newspaper Dagens Nyheter.”

Just two days ago The Local here reported that snow blanketed northern parts.

Residents in northern Sweden were forced to grab shovels rather than sun lotion on what was supposed to be the first day of summer, as much of the region was left covered in a thick blanket of snow on Friday. As much as 20 centimetres of thick, wet snow fell in parts of Västerbotten County, giving residents quite a shock when they woke up Friday morning.”

The mercury also dropped to minus 6 degrees Celsius in one town, making it the coldest June Sweden recording in 20 years. The Local adds:

The weather agency forecasts that the first weekend in June will feel more like the start of winter than the start of summer.”

 

20 responses to “Winter Hits Europe – Stockholm Has Coldest Day in 84 Years! Sweden Coldest Temperature In 20 Years!”

  1. Ric Werme

    Just a week ago they were setting high temp records, see http://www.thelocal.se/41060/20120526/ -:

    Swedes bask in record May highs

    Published: 26 May 12 16:57 CET

    Swedes were enjoying a real taste of summer heat on Friday with thermometers indicated record highs in some areas of the country, with more of the same promised over the weekend.

    The mercury touched 29.8 degrees Celsius in Falun in central Sweden, the highest May temperature since records began in 1860.

    Linnea Rehn explained that there is a cold front poised to push in from the north, but that won’t be until at least Tuesday.

    The cold front will cool off central and southern areas of the country somewhat, although average temperatures are expected to remain a respectable 20-25 degrees Celsius in the south and 15-20 degrees Celsius in the north.

  2. Ed Caryl

    Just one of those warmer world extremes! Move along. Nothing to see here.
    Sarc/

  3. matthu

    Interesting, but misleading heading though: Stockholm had its coldest June day in 84 years – surely?

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sounds like more jet stream blocking, which increases during solar minima.

  5. DirkH

    Hillary Clinton just visited Norway to track the melting of the arctic sea ice. Probably the Gore effect has by now infected all members of the O’bummer administration. Arctic blasts following them everywhere. Hope it stops in November.
    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/hillary-caught-lying-again/#comment-92785

  6. Nonoy Oplas

    Could be another “year without summer” in Sweden and other parts of Europe.

  7. John F. Hultquist

    A web search finds that the June Solstice of 2012 will be at 23:08 UTC on the 20th. While I have not found this to be a reliable indication of much, it is the official start of summer in the USA. Spring snowfalls are common. Summer snowfalls not so much. The issue is thereby easily solved. Sweden should switch to the USA’s convention of starting the seasons based on the subsolar point and not the 1st of the month. Alarm will be lessen a great deal, there will be no panic, and life as we know it can continue. Think spring!

  8. Sceptical Me

    As I read this at home in SE England we have both woodstoves running, something we had not anticipated in June.

  9. Barghumer

    I live in Sweden and I have my wood stove running at the same time as the super efficient mountain heating. 4 layers of clothes (one raincoat) to do garden work. I continued with the planned barbecue and was glad of the heat, but the wind chill was very noticable. I was glad to get it done and go inside to eat. Winter tyres still on the car (not the studded ones). More colleagues with snuffles and coughs in the office today.

  10. roger

    Despite the nation switching on the heating in June, the MET Office show the CET anomaly as +1.3 C.
    LIARS!

  11. DirkH

    UNESCO says the Barrier Reef dies a slow death, caused by tourism and coal and gas boom in Australia. Australian government says “We’ll do what we can”. UNESCO gives the Australian government 8 months time.
    (Sorry, that’s all in the article. Nothing of this makes sense. Alarmists are complete clowns. Evil clowns.)
    http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/wissenschaft/Great-Barrier-Reef-ist-in-grosser-Gefahr-id20436771.html

    1. Mindert Eiting

      Be sure that the climate clowns will make something of the Swedish jackpot event. Weird snowfall must have been caused by something we have done.

    2. Ulrich Elkmann

      Hmm – with dying/bleaching reefs it used to be 5 years – 10 years – 20… Time enough to cook up something New and Unprecented, and for the old embarrassment to be conveniently forgotten, just like the Ozone Hole, half a million deaths from BSE by now, etc. Does that mean they no longer care if EVERYBODY can see the emptiness of their threats – and in less than one year? Are they just Going Through the Motions, Comical Ali-style, as long as the funding has not dried up completely?

    3. Bernd Felsche

      The Queensland Premier’s response shouldn’t have been: “Nuts”

      1. Bernd Felsche

        Arghhhhhhh. Post haste.
        shouldn’t have been more than “Nuts”

  12. Ed Caryl

    It’s habit! Nothing more.

    1. DirkH

      It’s absurd theatre now.

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