The radar screen shows plenty of weather activity over South, Middle Sweden as well also in Southern Norrland.

I mean for being midnight, you can spot a lot of lightning going on over Sweden - and that is a bit unusual. a sight you don't see that often.

One thing that puzzles me is the movement of the low pressure area in the Southern Baltic Sea. I don't really see any rotation going on. Instead, everything over Sweden goes towards the NW. I thought there would be a rotary movement, like a spiral over Southern Sweden. Therefore i am a bit skeptic about the coldfront, which you can see below over the island of Gotland. It just moves upwards...


Skeptic about that cold front

So, if there isn't much of a rotation going on yet, it would mean that the cold front moves faster, and isn't held back. This would in theory alter the prognosis for Stockholm during the day, which was believed to be warm with 24°C and possibly even some sunshine.

But if the cold front isn't rotation, but instead just moving north westwards... then it would pass Stockholm already in the morning. pushing the warm air sector away from the city... *pondering*

The cold front according to was predicted to be held back, making Stockholm reside inside the low pressure's warm air sector up until 8 Aug, after midnight.

But to me, this doesn't look like it. The cold front with its southern alined thunderstorms are already knocking at our dorr, just hours away south of us...


Blue-pink lightning visible from afar over the Southern and Southwestern horizon.



Those thunderstorm cells are super active. It is basically flashing most of the time, with almost no breaks (just a few seconds in between). Wow, i haven't seen such activity for quite a while. Reminds me of the lightning you normally see over Southern Europe. Of course these appear even over Sweden - but the thing is, that Stockholm isn't exactly favored by "continetal thunderstorms". You may see those more often in Southern Sweden, when they roll in from the direction of Germany.

The rumbling is, as we speak, far away, like a distant rolling thunder. It is a pretty sound - unless you think of war and such things. But when nature does its thing... the feeling is different.

A really interesting sight and experience for sure. Photographically however, it ain't very exciting - since the lightning is diffuse and there are no direct lightning strikes visible. At least not from our windows. Pretty anti-climax in terms of photography.

Yet absolutely lovely to the naked eye.


Smaller T-storm cells joining the main branch

Also fascinating is, how many smaller cells are merging with the existing main branch of thunderstorms. In front of that line, more and more smaller one pop up and merge.

There is a chance, that more are building south and southeast of me - and those would then roll over our area. As of writing - no rain has fallen at our place.


Tullinge Station Maximum

The temperatures at Tullinge station, recorded at midnight 18.5°C - and with that, it is actually higher than the highest (hourly) MAX of around 17.9°C recorded at 10.00. Interesting. It is a story of how warm the air is, in which we are residing now.

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