Northern Sweden warmer than Spain
The far north of Sweden is sizzling hot today with temperatures nudging 25 degrees celsius by 10 am Thursday, making Sweden hotter than Spain and France. Haparanda reports temperatures of just under 25 degrees Celsius this morning.
Wednesday was also hot in the north of the country with Överkalix experiencing temperatures of 27.6 degrees. The heat is coming from the east and will remain on Friday.
"But it is perhaps the last day with these really high temperatures. Towards the weekend, it then becomes a little cooler, says Lovisa Andersson from national weather forecaster SMHI.