There was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to write home about that cyclone that swoosched by over / near Stockholm. The whole danger thing (Yellow to Orange Level) was just... pretty much like a half day of passing rain in sumer. Surely the largest amounts over Sweden hovered around 37 mm - but it isn't not really that much within a 12 hour timespan. I mean compared to some extremes, that can pour down within 1-2 hours during summer. It is simply a respectable amount of rain that fell - and likely to the delight of farmers. The rather few we've got left in this country

The whole prognosis thing was on the Drama Queen side, i would say.


One thing to consider however, is...

- and I do not fault the meteorologists - that cyclones can be unpredictable. So, there was of course a risk that the weather front and cyclone streaking along our East Coast, could have developed slightly different, dumping a lot more rain than predicted. Sometimes local prognosis can divert from what is expected. It is the nature of cyclones, clouds, Thunderstorms and rain movements. Sometimes you get less than anticipated, and sometimes you get an anomie that startle the professionals. All within the range of nature and weather.


Here in Snösätra, we've got 20.6 mm rain

It is a respectable amount of water - sure - but nothing unusual. Neither did we get any thunderstorms. Those came down over the other side of the Baltic Sea, towards the east. Also that is common that it happens. The east side of the Baltic Sea (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well Kaliningrad) are much more prone to receive thunderstorms compared to Stockholm's coast.

Let's have a look at the past 12 hours (until 20.00), shall we ?

Because there are Thunderstorms located on the other side of the Bay (Latvia, Estonia, Kaliningrad, etc) the numbers for rainfall there, haven't come in yet, so the chart over the area still looks "empty".

12 hours of rain (30 June 2024 until 20.00)

Thunderstorms last 24 hours until 21:24 (30 June 2024)

Highest Temperatures (30 June 2024 until 20.00)


Satellite Chart (1 July 2024 at 00.00) showing T-storms on the East side of the Baltic Sea

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