Storm warnings in northern Sweden

Areas of northern Sweden were hit by strong winds and storm conditions on Sunday morning. Meteorological agency SMHI forecasts continued stormy weather on Sunday.

“We expect it to peak during the morning hours and early morning in the mountains. Even east of the mountains winds are expected to reach 22-24 metres/second, almost storm classification,” said Gunvor Wettersten at SMHI.

SMHI issued a category one storm warning late Saturday evening for the inner areas of Norrland. This means that there are risks to the general public and interruptions can expected in some public services. There is for example a risk of falling trees.

At midday on Sunday the winds had peaked in Härjedalen and Jämtland and are expected to be at their worst in the late afternoon in the Lappland mountains, according to the latest forecast on SMHI’s web page.

The winds, with isolated hurricane gusts in places, are expected to ease off later Sunday and into Monday.