Data shows Sweden’s wildfire problem is unusual
Data from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre reveals there has been 53 wildfires up until July 19 this year. Its historical data shows normally by this time of year there would have been three such fires. In addition, the amount of burned land stands at 9,431 hectares so far this year, compared with an average of 448 hectares between 2008 and 2017. Many parts of Sweden have seen their driest weather in the May to mid-July period since records began in the 19th century, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) said, and there are few signs of the drought coming to an end.
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