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Winter keeps its grip on Sweden into the New Year

TT/Stuart Roberts · 1 Jan 2010, 14:13

Published: 01 Jan 2010 14:13 GMT+01:00

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New Year’s Day will be snowy on the east coast, with the risk of icy snow conditions developing. And the entire country will be bundling up to ward off below-zero temperatures, with an average range of between minus eight and minus 15 degrees Celsius.

The weather agency has issued a ‘Class 1’ snow warning for Gävleborg and Uppsala, with snowfalls of up to 10 to 20 centimetres expected into the evening, especially towards the coast. Östergötland can expect snow squalls on the north coast from the afternoon, and the agency has also forecast snow squalls for Kalmar’s northern coast region.

SMHI has predicted icy snow conditions along nearly all of Sweden’s east coast, and local icy snow in the middle regions of the country on New Year’s Day.

The weather will clear in Norrland, by either tonight or Saturday morning, which will see temeratures fall towards minus 30 degrees Celsius. On Sunday the cool weather in the north will ease, with cloud and brief snow showers developing.

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Sweden's chilly winter weather is expected to continue into next week, with snow falls especially in the middle of Norrland. The remainder of the week should be dry in most areas.

TT/Stuart Roberts (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:25 January 1, 2010 by lingonberrie
This is Sweden, after all.

Snow and cold in Sweden: horse and carriage, and bird and nest, et al, enjoy.

Go skiing, sleighing, hiking and celebrate the beauty and the silence after a snowfall. Do some exercise and clear your driveways and walkways, and at the same time clear your mind.
19:00 January 1, 2010 by Puffin
Snow in Sweden during winter - what a shocker ;-)
19:42 January 1, 2010 by saab
Wait a second. This cannot be! Please check your facts. Afterall, global warming is a known incontrovertible phenomenon. It can't really be cold and snowing (again), can it?
20:01 January 1, 2010 by morchad
yeah all these science dudes changed their minds..... from global warming to climate change when they figured out the bit about global warming being wrong. Climate change kind of covers everything
21:47 January 1, 2010 by wxman
As a climatologist of 33 years, I must say that were the climate to never change, we would simply call it "the weather". The climate has always fluctuated throughout history; that's why we call it "the climate". There was once a time when there was no ice on the entire planet and everywhere there was a tropical climate. Conversely, there have been ice ages where glaciers extended into the temperate zones of both hemispheres. Remember, the most abundant greenhouse gas is water vapor, at about 97%. CO2 comprises less than 1%. All the CO2 nature and man could possibly produce together would never be enough to change the climate. The purpose of all appeals to the contrary are to garner wealth by the proponents. It's a scam.
18:29 January 2, 2010 by Greg in Canada
I'm very happy to say that we just had a snowfall last night and I'm just on my way out the door to go x-country skiing for a couple of hours. Hey people, don't whine about winter - Instead enjoy it.
16:10 January 3, 2010 by fanis
well we're living a climate change in Greece with temperatures of 7-24 degrees celsius.This is a parody of winter....and yes i envy u!

Happy New Year to all of u!
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