If you’ve ever been to, read a book or watched an episode of Vikings, you’d know that Nordic countries are notoriously cold. While summers in these countries can be pleasant, with temperatures reaching around 31 degrees Celsius, meteorologists have recorded sweltering and near-record temperatures over the weekend across several Nordic countries reports EWN.
The record-breaking weekend comes after the latest figures from Finland’s national meteorological institute was released, recording their highest temperature for June with highs of 34 degrees Celsius.
Several parts of Sweden have also reported record highs for last month, reports The Straits Times. Infamous climate change warrior Greta Thunberg took to social media to share her concern.
“June 2021 was the hottest June ever recorded in my hometown Stockholm by a large margin,” Thunberg tweeted.
“The second hottest June was in 2020. The third in 2019. Am I sensing a pattern here? Nah, probably just another coincidence,” she continued.
June 2021 was the hottest June ever recorded in my hometown Stockholm by a large margin. The second hottest June was in 2020. The third in 2019.
Am I sensing a pattern here? Nah, probably just another coincidence.https://t.co/nEgrAPEFzm
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 3, 2021
In Norway, the country’s meteorological institute registered 34 degrees Celsius in Saltdal, a country near the Polar Circle, reports EWN.
These Nordic countries aren’t the only places experiencing intense heat waves. Canada is currently struggling to contain a string of wildfires that have rocked the province of British Columbia after record temperatures of up to 49.6 degrees Celsius.