"the Fires raging in the drought – so far, april has offered a few drops of rain. First to the weekend, there will be some long-awaited showers, but the rain will not last long."
"– It will be dry again next week, " says Linnea Rehn at the Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute."
"Forest and grass fires raging in the south of Sweden, groundwater levels are clearly worse than last year and farmers' fields are crying out for rain. The news that there is a chance of rainfall had probably not been able to be more timely."
"– the Night of Friday, pulling it into a front with rain over the west coast and on Saturday, will the area with rain to form a corridor from Skåne, Blekinge, västra Götaland and Värmland. Then shifted it a bit to the south, and during Sunday, it is mainly the southern Region that gets rain, " says Linnea Rehn, meteorologist at SMHI."
"the Showers looks to be severe, and result in large quantities of water. But the rainy weather does not hold in all the time."
"– After the weekend, unfortunately, it looks like that area pulls away and it becomes dry again the next week, apart from that, it can be rain or snow over northern sweden and the mountain regions. The eastern parts of Götaland, Svealand and parts of Norrland will not get this much-needed rain, " says Linnea Rehn."
"at the same time is also a risk that rainfall is in vain when it comes to short but intense bursts, says the meteorologist."
"– When it is so dry in the ground and it will a lot of rain at once, it can be difficult for the ground to bring it up. The rain just runs off the earth's crust as a dry washcloth. It would be best if we got a moderate rain going on for a long time."
"Since the beginning of the year has rainfall been small and unevenly distributed across the country. In april last year there were periods where it was drier than normal, but when it rained more than what it done so far this month, with several days of rainfall and more even distribution across the country."
"– the Whole of april has been jättetorr and large parts of southern Sweden has barely received any rain at all during the entire month. It is too early to say if there will be a drought like last year, but it is very dry in the forest and the land, and now really needs to rain, " says Linnea Rehn."