Heatwave breaks record in Kristianstad
The temperature reached a new record high of 33.1 degrees. Never since 11th August 1975 has it been as warm in Kristianstad. Lund was warmest in Skåne.
– We’ve had a ridge of high pressure flowing in from south-west bringing warm air from southern Europe. When the air is warm and dry temperatures often go up, says Sofia Söderberg, a meteorologist at SMHI.
As a result of the heat crowds flocked to lakes and beaches.
The heatwave will continue, but temperatures will be slightly lower in the coming week.
At the weekend there may be some rain over Kristianstad.
– I t will still be sunny, but there is a risk of thundery showers. It will be warm, but slightly cooler than the past weekend, says Sofia Söderberg.
Temperatures on 9th August:
According to SMHI, the following places had the highest temperatures on Sunday:
Lund: 33.3 degrees
Kristianstad: 33.1 degrees
Helsingborg: 32.5 degrees
Osby: 34.2 degrees
Sturup: 32.2 degrees
Malmö: 32.2 degrees
Hörby: 31.7 degrees
Hästveda: 31.5 degrees
Målilla: 31.5 degrees
Markaryd: 31.4 degrees