Stockholm braves coldest June weather in 84 years: experts

June 4, 2012
People walk around a fountain in Stockholm under a threatening sky in May 2010. Stockholm registered its coldest June weekend in 84 years, with temperatures hitting a maximum of just six degrees Celsius (43 Fahrenheit).

Stockholm registered its coldest June weekend in 84 years, with temperatures hitting a maximum of just six degrees Celsius (43 Fahrenheit), meteorologists said Sunday.

On Saturday, as blustery winds and heavy rain fell on the capital, "Stockholm reported a high of just six degrees. We have not seen such a low June temperature since 1928," the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) wrote in a statement.

And the cold and wet looked to be settling in for the better part of the coming week.

"On Thursday and Friday the weather will stabilise a bit with fewer showers and a little more sun, and temperatures will slowly rise," the institute said, noting however that another was due to move in over the country next weekend.

The cold spell came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Stockholm on Sunday, holding talks with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt while on a boat ride in Stockholm's picturesque .

Even Bildt commented the cold on his blog: "The weather continues to be lousy, but we'll have to compensate for it with the warmth of our relationship during Hillary Clinton's visit here today."

After the long, cold winter, the chilly and of late has left many Swedes longing for warmer climes.

Charter group Ving said Saturday its tour bookings increased by 31 percent during the past week from the previous week.

"Summer is coming soon and people don't dare take a chance (on the weather in Sweden), they want to make sure they get some sun during their holiday," Ving spokeswoman Magdalena Oehrn told Swedish news agency TT.

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Xbw
2 / 5 (8) Jun 04, 2012
Bad weather follows Hillary like a dark cloud over her head :)
kaasinees
2.5 / 5 (8) Jun 04, 2012
Melting ice means temporary colder weather, what comes after that you do not want to know.
The melting ice has colder temperatures than surrounding oceans, the colder temperatures mess with the ocean currents and distorts the balance. In some areas it will become hotter and some others colder.
What happens next will be interesting.
Jonseer
1.9 / 5 (9) Jun 04, 2012
Bad weather follows Hillary like a dark cloud over her head :)


As does idiotic, partisan, pointless political attacks on her in an article about climate on a website dedicated to providing news re the world of science.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.8 / 5 (5) Jun 04, 2012
Melting ice means temporary colder weather, what comes after that you do not want to know.
The melting ice has colder temperatures than surrounding oceans, the colder temperatures mess with the ocean currents and distorts the balance. In some areas it will become hotter and some others colder.
What happens next will be interesting.
Hey I know what...
http://www.youtub...j7lsbHXI

'That time has come and gone my friend.'
gregor1
2 / 5 (8) Jun 04, 2012
This is about weather not climate. Please don't confuse the two.
gregor1
2 / 5 (8) Jun 05, 2012
That too is weather
ted208
1 / 5 (5) Jun 05, 2012
Vendi:
The planet warms the planet cools, as history proves time and time again, with or without man.

The global warming hysterics like to use selective dating of data and times for measuring and contrasting to make things look hotter than they were. Al Gores Inconvenient Truth, for example, omitted data about the time he was in office. Now, it looks as if evidence has been discovered showing that Greenlands glaciers melted further in the 1930s than today.

http://www.firstt...-in-30s/

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