Tuesday night saw heavy winds around Sweden. Rail traffic came to a halt in many places and electricity and telephone services were cut in a number of areas after trees fell over power lines. Wednesday morning around 50,000 households were without power, while 10,000 had no working telephone connection.
Meteorologists say the winds were caused by Tuesday’s record temperatures for this time of year, as warm air came in contact with cold air.
The winds have calmed down now. Some rain continues in parts of the south, with snow in the northern mountains.
Temperatures at 11:00 AM:
Stockholm 6 degrees Celsius
The sun rose here in Stockholm at 8:40 AM, with sunset at 3:13 PM.