Extreme cold disrupts transport in Nordic countries

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Published: 2024-01-03 21:37

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 19:23


Extreme cold disrupts transport in Nordic countries
Extreme cold disrupts transport in Nordic countries

Unusually low temperatures in Finland, Sweden, and Norway have caused travel disruptions, with snow hampering train movement and ferry services suspended.

Temperatures in Finland and Sweden dropped below -40 degrees Celsius, marking the coldest temperatures of the winter.

In Swedish Lapland, temperatures reached -43.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest January temperature in 25 years.

The cold snap, contrasting with Europe's warmer-than-usual autumn, has led to travel issues, including a closed major highway in Norway and disrupted train traffic in Sweden's Arctic North.

The cold weather persists amid concerns about global warming and climate change.