2014 was the warmest year in Sweden since measurements began around 1860. The Swedish mean annual temperature was 0.18°C higher than the previous warmest year 1934. In general the year was wetter than normal in the southern part of the country, and drier than normal in the northern part.
The year started with a rather cold January in northern Sweden though. The lowest temperature in Sweden during 2014 was reported from Karesuando with -42.7° on 20 January.