I’m off to Stockholm tonight, attending a training class there the next couple of days an to my horror I read in the news today that they expect it to be freezing cold in the Capital this week, actually colder than in 100 years to be exact. Plus there will be more snow. Great!
The temperatures are actually a lot lower than normal, for this time of the year, in basically all of Sweden. It’s the NAO, the North Atlantic Oscillation, that’s causing this cold weather. Normally the phenomenon results in mild westerly winds sweeping in over Sweden but now it’s in a negative phase which leads to those westerly winds ending up further south and instead cold air from the north flows over the country.
The same thing happened last year and then it lasted for a long time resulting in a long, cold and white winter but according to the Swedish Weather Bureau (SMHI) this doesn’t neccesarily mean that the whole winter will be this cold, it can change quickly. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that at least the temperatures go up a bit. I don’t mind the snow but the cold is not my friend!
Läs mer om vad som förosakar det rådande väderläget och föklaringen till varför vintern kom så tidigt på SMHI’s hemsida – HÄR.