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Heatwave hits Nordic countries, 34C recorded in Arctic

AFP
July 06, 2021

Stockholm: Meteorologists across the Nordic countries have registered near-record temperatures over the weekend, including highs of 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in some places, news agencies reported on Monday.

The latest figures came after Finland’s national meteorological institute registered its hottest temperature for June since records began in 1844. Kevo, at the far north of Finland, recorded heat of 33.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the hottest since 1914 when authorities registered 34.7 degrees Celsius, said the STT agency. Several parts of Sweden also reported record highs for last month.