The NWT broke a symbolic temperature barrier as a heatwave continued. There were warnings over ice roads and spoiled meat, and questions about climate change.
The dry weather during May and June is putting an increasing strain on Sweden's farmers. There is a risk that several farms will have to close down.
Heavy snow and high winds continued to cause travel chaos for south-eastern parts of Sweden, Wednesday.
While the northeastern is recovering from the third major winter storm this month, the Arctic is experiencing one of the warmest winters on record.