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Sweden wraps up for more wind and snow

Paul O'Mahony · 25 Jan 2010, 14:15

Published: 25 Jan 2010 14:15 GMT+01:00

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Meteorological agency SMHI forecasts snow in all parts of Sweden on Wednesday, with a combination of strong southwesterly winds and heavy snowfall also leading to an increased risk for the formation of snowdrifts.

"We can expect a major shift in the weather, beginning with snow and wind in mountainous areas tomorrow afternoon," said meteorologist Emma Grönkvist in a forecast published on SMHI's website.

Temperatures are expected to range from just above zero in the south to around -5 degrees Celsius in the north on Wednesday before dropping further as the weekend approaches.

"Snow will continue to affect large parts of the country on Thursday," said Grönkvist.

Friday will see a weakening in the low pressure belt. Snowfalls will be restricted to central parts, with most of the rest of the country experiencing cloud cover.

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"It will remain cloudy in many areas at the weekend, with continued light snow falls along the east coast," said Grönkvist.

Paul O'Mahony (paul.omahony@thelocal.com)

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Your comments about this article

16:44 January 25, 2010 by Henckel
More weather just like here in the "Mittleren Westen" of the USA.
16:52 January 25, 2010 by Twiceshy
Who is that fool in the picture?
17:00 January 25, 2010 by Nemesis
@ Twiceshy

I think he has character.

At least he has the nerve to go out in the snow like that.
18:50 January 25, 2010 by Twiceshy
Some would call it character and nerve... others would call it madness. Ever heard of frostbite?
20:39 January 25, 2010 by benomax
Hahahaha, you never know, a researcher could come up with one findings that sleeping in the snow for 10 minutes can heal cancer.
21:16 January 25, 2010 by Twiceshy
Yeah and a researcher could find Santa Claus and his reindeers in the boot of his car... doesn't mean we should expect that to happen though.
00:36 January 26, 2010 by Keith #5083
Is this cryogenics, cryonics, cryobiology or what? Whatever, it would be enough to make me cry! (but then I don't have a beard).
07:26 January 26, 2010 by franny66
In weather like that sweden is hell on earth even the faces of the people look frozen
09:13 January 26, 2010 by Rick Methven
If you hover your mouse over the picture, you will see that this nut is actually a Norwegian having a snow bath on Dec 28th!

Confirms my opinion that Norwegians are completely barmy
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