If you're in southern Sweden, you're going to want to soak up the sun this weekend while you can. File photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/Scanpix/TT
Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 18C in the south of Sweden this weekend, but the summer vibe will be short-lived.
Götalands weekend got off to a good start already on Friday, with plenty of sun and temperatures that were expected to reach 12-18C, with Skåne set to be the biggest beneficiary of the springtime warmth.
The northern half of Sweden, however, will face a weekend full of temperatures that barely exceed the freezing point as cold air settles over the upper part of the country, keeping the warm air down south.
“The boundary between these two air masses runs over Svealand and southernmost Norrland, where there will clouds and light rainfall,” Therese Gadd, a meteorologist at Sweden's state weather forecaster SMHI, said.
On Saturday, the cold air front will push further northward, bringing snow to Norrland. Western Svealand and western Götaland may see a bit of rain on Saturday while the eastern parts can expect continued sunshine and highs around 15C.
But the weather contrasts on display this weekend will balance out next week. Unfortunately, that means a shift to grey, dreary and cold conditions for all.