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White Christmas in store for Sweden

Published: 22 Dec 2009 08:07 GMT+01:00
Updated: 22 Dec 2009 08:07 GMT+01:00

Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to remain below zero Celcius, with snow in Götaland in southern Sweden, which is expected to receive up to 10 centimetres. Snowfall is also expected in central Norrland in the northern parts of the country and in southern and eastern Svealand in central Sweden.

Temperatures are expected to remain close to freezing in Stockholm and Södermanland in eastern Sweden. While the island of Gotland may receive temperatures slightly above freezing, for the most part temperatures are expected to remain below zero.

Most of the country will continue to experience snow flurries, with a few local exceptions and the country can look forward to a white Christmas Eve.

West coast areas, along with Skåne and Blekinge in the south and the islands of Öland and Gotland off the east coast might see warmer temperatures – with the snow remaining on the ground.

These regions are expected to experience cloudy weather with a chance of sun. Stockholm and Norrland may also see a hint of sun on Christmas Eve.

Snowfall is expected in western Sweden on Christmas Day, moving up to south eastern Svealand in the central part of the country in the evening. Negative temperatures are expected again on December 26th, with the exception of Gotland, which is likely to remain slightly warmer.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

22:31 December 22, 2009 by karex
Yeah! Can't say that I enjoy shovelling the stuff, but nothing beats a White Christmas!
03:31 December 23, 2009 by Davey-jo
What is Christmas? and what is white? and why not a blue one?
03:40 December 23, 2009 by Dijon16
You guys don't know how lucky you are! Here in Sydney it is the same old thing every day - 25 degrees, then 29, maybe 33. The fan is on, the aircon is on, I hate it. Give me the snow and cold any day.
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