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.