Record high temperatures hold back autumn in Scandinavia

Record high temperatures hold back autumn in Scandinavia
Autumn Denmark - credit Andrij Prosicky /

Record high temperatures across Scandinavia are being experienced late in autumn as warm air flows up from the south and southwest.

According to TV2 Weather temperatures have never been recorded so late in the year, with Beldringe near Odense in Denmark recording 19.4C today. That’s the hottest in 150 years of weather history.

Copenhagen, where records have been kept for longer, have experienced their hottest day for this time of years in more than 250 years. The mercury hot 18.6C earlier today smashing the previous record of 17.2C, set two years ago.

Today is only the second time that 17C has been measured in the capital so late in the year, with forecasts suggesting more warm weather is to come.

Sunday temperatures in the warmer parts of Scandinavia could reach as much as 19C according to weather forecasters, with many areas set to break their records for this time of year.

Forecasters are also suggesting that tonight could be the warmest on record for the region at this time of year.

The record high temperatures that are holding back winter are also being experienced elsewhere in Europe, resulting in fires in the north of Spain and summer style storms across large parts of the region.

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