Weather in Scandinavia. Scandinavia is getting an unexpected visit from chilly weather this week. The weather is changing because a fast-moving stream of air from the North Pole is heading south, and a high-pressure area is taking charge. This allows very cold air to move down into Scandinavia. As a result, temperatures will drop a lot, almost 20 degrees Celsius lower than what’s usual for this time of year starting on Tuesday.
Really Cold Days Ahead
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the coldest days. During the night, temperatures could go below -20 degrees Celsius in certain parts of central Sweden and Norway. This unusual cold is predicted to stick around through the weekend and maybe into the next week. But things might change on Friday, bringing different weather with lower pressure from the west. This change could even bring a lot of snow over the weekend.
Heatwave in South America
Surprisingly Hot Weather in South America
On the opposite side of the world, some parts of South America are facing extremely high temperatures. Countries like Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay are experiencing very hot days, with temperatures going over 40 degrees Celsius—more than 10 degrees higher than usual. The weather experts in these countries have given many warnings about the heat, most lasting until November 12. People are worried that the hot weather might stay until November 15, and there might be more warnings after that. This is the eighth time Brazil has had such hot weather in 2023, and this time might be even more serious than what happened earlier in the year.
Could El Niño Be the Reason?
Some smart people think El Niño, which is connected to warmer Pacific Ocean waters, might be making things hotter in South America. The idea is that the warm ocean water stops cold air from reaching the region, so it stays hot for a longer time.
Tropical Disturbance in the Pacific
Possible Storm Approaching Fiji
In the south Pacific, there’s a growing storm to the east of the Solomon Islands. It’s moving southeast toward Fiji and might become a strong storm, even a cyclone, by late Monday. If that happens, it will probably be called Cyclone Mal by the people who watch the weather in Fiji. The storm is expected to move southwest of Viti Levu, which is Fiji’s biggest island, where about 70% of the people live. There are warnings about strong winds, and the storm might bring a lot of rain, up to 100-200mm, to the western part of Viti Levu during the storm.
In short, the weather is bringing a surprise cold visit to Scandinavia, really hot days to South America, and a possible storm to the Pacific. This shows how the weather can be different and sometimes very extreme all around the world.