Ferries blocked as seawater sinks

The shores around Sweden are unusually shallow right now - a high-pressure system is literally pushing down water levels across the country.

The biggest change is north of Umeå in Ratan, where the level had dropped by 54 centimetres, but on the west coast the change is only 14 cm.

Near Stockholm the sea has sunk by 45 cm, meaning that the ferries cannot moor at several of the islands in the archipelago, for risk of going aground.

 

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