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No white Christmas for Sweden

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11:44 CET+01:00
Stop dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones you used to know because if you live anywhere south of Norrrland chances are it is just not going to happen this year.

“There is a less than 50 per cent chance there will be a white Christmas in the south,” SMHI's Lars Knutsson told Expressen.

And Frosty the snowman will not be a jolly happy soul when he has to wait until January to make his annual appearance.

“We don't see any cold winter weather approaching. Even if temperatures dip in December they will still be above normal,” said Knutsson.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Frosty.

All that is forecast for the coming weeks is rain. The little drummer boy can bang away as much as he likes; he will not bring the snow.

But if you want to avoid dashing through the rain on a one-horse open sleigh your best bet is to haul yourself up to the great white north.

“There is a much better chance of snow there than in the south,” said Knutsson.

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