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Sweden's 2010 to end with snowfall

Sweden's 2010 to end with snowfall

Published: 31 Dec 2010 16:56 GMT+01:00
Updated: 31 Dec 2010 16:56 GMT+01:00

The Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI) has issued a Class 1 weather warning for the whole of the country except for northern Norrland.

Heavy snowfall has been forecast for central Norrland and southern Sweden with parts of Stockholm also affected. The Skåne and Halland regions will be worst affected as there are also strong icy winds on their way.

A Class 1 level warning is the lowest level of warning. It means there is a certain risk to the public with some disruption.

Up to twenty centimetres of snow is predicted to fall in Jämtland and western Norrland according to Alexandra Ohlsson from SMHI.

The island of Gotland is expecting sleet and snow as temperatures will be hovering around zero as the midnight bells toll. The temperature will then drop again through the night, making roads icy and hazardous to drive.

The low pressure will make its way to the Baltic on New Year's Day, meaning that for those who want to take a refreshing New Year walk can look forward to clear skies above.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:17 December 31, 2010 by tomas R
Hello!

This year snowfall is like a king! We have almost the same problems in Lithuania too. Maybe Scandinavian countries have more practise how to fight with the snowfall. It would be interesting to have the common decision how to fight with the snowfall! We are countries of the Baltic Sea! We must be friends!

Happy New Year!

tomas (Lithuania)
19:27 December 31, 2010 by Colt891
Happy new year from USA to you guys in Sweden and everyone else! Stay safe in the snow and have fun!
21:03 December 31, 2010 by unseen
Sweden is the best country & nation ever...f&&&&k these people who wanna make it otherwise! and damn religions, always complicatedness,,, keep it easy as much as possible............be safe &&&&&&&&&&&

happy new year & wish all Swedes the best:)
21:55 December 31, 2010 by Rahelli
happy new year for all of you
00:55 January 1, 2011 by xuyixuan
happy new year and how is climat change?
18:43 January 1, 2011 by mojofat
Ahh...I knew there would be at least one idiotic climate change comment. Thank you for not disappointing me. BTW, the article is about weather...not climate change...
00:20 January 2, 2011 by muscle
Ahh here in Blekinge :P weather was PERFECT on 1st!
04:11 January 3, 2011 by woodmaven
Even here in Chicago, when we have snow, it never quite seems as beautiful as it is in Sweden...enjoy
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