Heat wave

Today it wasn’t warm, it was hot! While the daily maximum temperatures were between 23 °C and 28 °C the last seven days, the temperature was up to 30 °C today.

It has been hot in my house, too. Round 28 °C today. Since the daily minima have been as high as 18 to 22 °C and the sun rises already round half past two in the night it’s almost impossible to cool down the house.

There is however a place where you can cool down, at least for a while: the Baltic Sea. Today Annika and I took the car to Sillskatan where you can find a sandy beach and – much more important – refreshing cool water. A delight!

There is however something special with the photos above: They show clouds. Today the sky was quite cloudy for the first time in a long time. When we took the car back home it even started to rain but unfortunately only for half a minute.

I’m longing for rain, not only for myself but for Swedish nature and people. Forests have started burning due to the drought and the shortage of hay in Southern Sweden is so severe that farmers were forced to start slaughtering their cattle. The forecast for the next week however doesn’t look too promising. It continues to be hot and dry.

6 comments to “Heat wave”

  1. Johanna 2018-07-15 22:40

    Es macht Freude Euch beide zu sehen wie Ihr das Wasser genießt:-)
    Grüße aus einem ebenfalls heißen Germany ( leider ohne Meer ;-( )

  2. astrid 2018-07-15 23:14

    Menno, und ich dachte, ich kann mich ein bisschen abkühlen bei Euch da oben. Aber das wird wohl nix werden. Ist ja bei Euch genauso warm wie bei uns. Hier im schwedischen Süden wissen wir auch schon gar nicht mehr, wie Regen aussieht. Den letzten richtigen Regen hatten wir Ende April

  3. way-up-north 2018-07-16 06:54

    Johanna Das Wasser geniessen wir, die Hitze an Land eher weniger.

    astrid leider nein. Hier hatten wir übrigens einen Tag mit richtig viel Regen: Mittsommer.

  4. Håkan 2018-07-16 12:24

    I so enjoy following way up north.

    Keep it coming!

  5. way-up-north 2018-07-16 14:35

    Thank you, Håkan.

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