Sweden Records One Of Its Coldest and Wettest June Months Since Records Began In 1786

The English language Swedish online news site The Local.se/ reports on how the weather in Sweden has been so far during the month of June: wet & cold.

Chilly June hits Sweden. (Photo from Wikipedia, taken by Mark A. Wilson, Department of Geology, The College of Wooster).

According to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), temperatures have been well below average in June, at just 13.3 degrees Celsius. Normal is 15.2°C.

On June 2, the temperature in Stockholm rose only to 6°C, the coldest high in 84 years, read more here. Earlier in the month one town recorded a temperature of 6°C below zero – the coldest June temperature in Sweden in 20 years. Snow even blanketed parts of northern Sweden.

Normally in the month of June, the mercury rises to 25°C or more on just days 5 days on average. This June the mercury never reached that mark. In fact it didn’t even reach the 22°C mark. The high temperature for June in Stockholm was only 21.6°C. This is only the second time the temperature has failed to reach 25°C in June in 92 years.

What’s behind the unusual cool weather? An SMHI spokesman explains it to us:

Sweden’s climate has become both warmer and rainier because of global warming, and rainfall and storms have increased in recent years.”

I’m glad he cleared that up.

June has also been a very wet month. According to the SMHI, Stockholm recorded a record rainfall so far for the month: 145.8 millimetres, the most since records began in 1786.

 

9 responses to “Sweden Records One Of Its Coldest and Wettest June Months Since Records Began In 1786”

  1. Paul Deacon

    Hi Pierre – here in Christchurch, New Zealand, we recorded our lowest recorded daily maximum temperature earlier this month. All the best.

  2. Jostein

    Snow in northern Norway this morning.

    http://tinyurl.com/ct6ujak

  3. Billy NZ

    But,but,can’t be.Snow is a thing of the past.

    1. Ulrich Elkmann

      Of course it isn’t snow – it is the solid sublimate of dihydrogen monoxide. Very dangerous substance; it can kill you; very unsanitary too: “fish f–k in it” (W.C.Fields).

  4. Ron Greer

    SMHI Spokesman: Han snakker skit.

  5. DirkH

    A warmist commenter at The Local demonstrates the mental contortions they make these days: “warmer CLIMATE has triggered more rain. With the cloud cover blocking the sun this also creates an immediate effect of colder WEATHER. ”

    Beautiful display of complete stupidity. Go ahead, behave like utter fools, see what it gets you, you have my blessing, and don’t forget to stop eating meet and driving a car, maybe that helps your condition. Or maybe not.

    It has been a very cloudy, rainy and cold June in Germany as well, at least in Braunschweig. To me, this looks very much like there could be something to the Svensmark theory.

  6. Barghumer

    With global warming, I though it was the higher latitudes that were supposed to warm whilst the mid latitudes remained the same. It is strange then how right now it is cooler here (Sweden) yet in the winter it was warmer, but for the previous 3 years it has been very cold in the winter whilst summer has been quite good, even if a bit short. It could be interesting to see the annual change of temperature variations in Northern latitudes plotted against something that correlates but I am sure it wouldn’t correlate with CO2 emissions.

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  8. Per Welander

    June was like November in Sweden. Very cold and rainy. Actually rainiest ever recorded. If this is global warming what will happen in 20 years? Here comes the sun – not. The sun has disappeared behind the static clouds. Henrik Svensmark is right with the cosmic rays hypothesis?