Snow cover sets new winter record - Sweden
Summer has been a long time coming for Storlien-Visjövalen ski resort in central Sweden, near the Norwegian border, where the last of the snow only melted away on Wednesday.
The late thaw contributed to the longest continuous period of snow cover in the region for at least 60 years, according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
Storlien was not the only place where the snow cover remained for an unusually long period of time. Southern Sweden was hit with the harshest winter in about 20 years with unusually heavy snowfall.