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Scandinavia goes tropical as heat wave heads north

Scandinavians on Saturday faced unusually hot temperatures amid a heat wave that has traveled up from the south, with Norway likely equaling a 1970 record of 35.6 degrees Celsius (96 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of Laksfors.  Sweden experienced some of the highest temperatures in decades in the far north, with the town of Markusvinsa recording 34.8 C, breaking a record from 1945.  Heat warnings have been issued in Sweden, Norway and Finland. In Finland, police even warned motorists to be especially careful of thirsty moose crossing roads in search of water.  Read more....



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