During Wednesday evening, the temperature dropped all the way down to minus 39.3 degrees in Nattavaara, Gällivare municipality.
This is the coldest number of degrees SMHI has measured this season.
“Then it will be really cold”
But where does this cold come from, and why is it so cold right now?
According to Ulrica Sievert, meteorologist at SMHI, the cold comes from the north.
– We currently have a high pressure that has grown in from the north over Scandinavia, which has made it possible for cold air to establish itself, she says to News24.
And the high pressure makes it possible for the temperatures to be pressed even lower.
– The high pressure also gives very weak wind conditions, so when it cracks up in the cloud cover and becomes clear weather at the same time, then it gets really cold, Sievert tells Nyheter24.
That the sun looks out so rarely should also be an influencing factor, she says.
Here it was the coldest in Sweden – ever
And of course minus 39 degrees is very cold – but nothing in comparison with the Swedish cold record.
On February 2, 1966, SMHI made its lowest official survey ever. Then the residents of Vuoggatjålme woke up to icy 52.6 degrees below zero.
We do not have such surprising temperatures to expect anywhere in Sweden, at least not right now.
– It does not look like the temperatures will drop drastically anywhere other than where it is already very cold. But we have a period of minus degrees ahead of us, Sievert tells Nyheter24.
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