Snow falls forecast across Sweden

Snow falls are forecast across much of Sweden as Stockholm families head to the hills for half-term holidays, according to the Swedish meteorological agency (SMHI).

Snow falls in southern and central areas of Sweden caused traffic problems on Saturday morning and the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) issued a warning for icy roads later Saturday evening.

Snow falls are forecast to spread north and east through Sweden as Saturday continues with central areas predicted to receive 5-10 centimetres of snow.

Temperatures will plunge as night falls after clear skies over much of the east coast during the day.

As Stockholmers packed their cars and head to the hills for the half-term holiday the road administration has warned of frost and ice on many roads in the north of the country.

Once at mountain destination families enjoying the half-term holidays are set to enjoy a good level of snow in most resorts with more to come in the week.