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Record cold snap to stay

TT/Tom Sullivan · 31 Jan 2010, 12:15

Published: 31 Jan 2010 12:15 GMT+01:00

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Northern Sweden can expect temperatures in the region of 25 degrees Celsius below freezing and the Met Office warns of strong winds and a high wind-chill factor in the mountains of Lapland. Most areas will continue to get light snowfall, while heavier snow is forecast for the southern region of Skåne.


The recent Arctic weather conditions have made roads dangerous in many areas, but in and around the capital the situation has improved due to lighter snow and slightly warmer temperatures and no recent accidents have been reported.


Linköping in south-central Sweden had its coldest temperatures since 1942 yesterday with 29 degrees below freezing and the sub-zero conditions are set to continue.


"It will be below freezing in the whole country for as far ahead we can forecast," meteorologist Elin Torstensson told news agency TT.

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TT/Tom Sullivan (news@thelocal.se)

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13:05 January 31, 2010 by StockholmSam
I have a top-of-the-line North Face Gore-tex Mountain Guide jacket for sale if anyone is interested. It has a zip-out fleece liner and is meant to protect you on top of Mount Everest, so I think it will work pretty well in this cold spell. Size medium.

I also have a pair of US military-issue extreme cold weather mittens that I was issued for use on the airstrips during brutally cold weather land surveying. These are my back-up pair and were never worn.

Finally, I have a pair of Sorel Conquest boots (Google them or check the Sorel site). These are also for extreme cold weather wear. I think the size is 9.5 or 10 US. If interested, reply to this thread.

And yes, I know I should put this in the "Marketplace" section, but I figure the people interested in this cold snap (and thus reading this artice) might need some cold weather gear. :-)
17:26 January 31, 2010 by vladd777
Travelled to Örebro today. Great road conditions and such incredibly beautiful scenery. A real northern winter is 'spiritual'!
17:59 January 31, 2010 by morchad
you said it vlad777 its magnificent
20:47 January 31, 2010 by nlidukdese
Exactly which record has been broken?
01:14 February 1, 2010 by repat_xpat
I think I liked global warming more than global cooling. How can we change it back?
00:49 February 2, 2010 by Beavis
Make sure the green party dont get in : Otherwise well have all year round freezing!
22:29 February 5, 2010 by Kabana
So, global warming.

How's that working out for you?
01:56 February 11, 2010 by AussieGurl
omg and i am dying from da heat in australia. i dont know how i will ever survive sweden's winter. i duno how u ppl do it seriously lol
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