Today marks the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. The sun will set at 10.08 pm tonight, making this day 12 hours and 32 minutes longer than the solstice in December.
What a beautiful day for it, with temperatures soaring to 23°C degrees in Stockholm as I write and glorious weather set to continue for days after the summer solstice. Wednesday will be slightly cooler, with highs of 21°C degrees forecast and lows of 13°C. So, it will still feel like summer day and night!
On Thursday the temperature’s going to shoot up again, reaching 26°C degrees. Friday will be super sunny and warm, with highs of 26°C and then we’ll see highs exceeding 24°C until the end of the month and beyond.
It’s not often that we have proper summer weather in Stockholm but this week is the optimal time to go for a picnic, go for a swim at the beach or sit on a terrace with a cold drink. Just be sure to bring your suncream and antihistamines because the UV Index and pollen count will be high.