The impression of Sweden’s summer season heatwave is seen from house

Gotland seen from above in 2017 (L) and 2018. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

A chronic summer season heatwave has had a severe impression on Sweden, from forest fires raging above the Arctic circle final month to farmers operating out of meals for his or her livestock. The impression of the drought is even seen from house, pictures from the National Space Agency present.

July 2018 was the warmest on report, and over the previous three months there was little rain throughout giant components of the nation. The authorities final week introduced 1.2 billion kronor ($137 million) in assist to assist farmers hit exhausting by the drought.

The excessive impression of the nice and cozy, dry summer season has pushed local weather points as much as the second most essential challenge for voters in Sweden’s September election, one survey stated.

Pictures from the EU’s Earth Observation Programme Copernicus present simply how a lot the panorama in lots of components of Sweden has modified examine to final summer season.

Stockholm in 2017. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Stockholm in 2018. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Jönköping in 2017.Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esas

Jönköping in 2018.Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Skåne in 2017. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Skåne in 2018. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Östergötland in 2017. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Östergötland in 2018. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Uppsala in 2017. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Uppsala in 2018. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Västra Götaland in 2017. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Västra Götaland in 2018. Photo: Rymdstyrelsen/Google/Esa

Original article https://www.thelocal.se/20180810/the-impact-of-swedens-summer-heatwave-drought-visible-from-space

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