Rain warning issued for southern Sweden

Swedish weather service SMHI has issued a severe weather warning for much of southern Sweden, as heavy rain sweeps in from the North Sea, having already caused chaos in Britain.

Rain warning issued for southern Sweden

The weather front is expected to bring between 35 and 50 millimetres of rain over large parts of the country on Tuesday, with up to 100 millimetres in some places. Thunderstorms are also possible, meteorologists say.

The severe weather warning covers the whole of southern Sweden as far north as Norrköping and Gothenburg. The islands of Gotland and Småland are also covered. The warning is Class 1, meaning ‘a certain risk for the public and disruption of some public services.’

Despite the heavy rain, forecasters do not expect widespread flooding to hit Sweden.

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