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More snow set to blanket much of Sweden

TT/The Local/cg · 11 Feb 2012, 13:11

Published: 11 Feb 2012 13:11 GMT+01:00

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An area of low pressure north of Sweden is the culprit behind the large area of snowfall.

At the same time, mild air will be reaching the country, causing temperatures to rise to a balmy couple of degrees below freezing.

"Temperatures are going to lie between a couple of degrees down to about eight below in almost the entire country," Lovisa Andersson, meteorologist at meteorological institute SMHI, told news agency TT.

Saturday's snowfall will initially cover only the country's northern-most regions, but will continue south during the evening and continue during the night.

"It's going to affect basically the entire country," said Andersson.

On Sunday, snow will continue to fall over southern Götaland. Snow areas are also expected in Sweden's mountainous regions.

The rest of the country may have better luck.

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"There's going to be a good chance of sun in places," said Andersson.

TT/The Local/cg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:10 February 11, 2012 by sureiam
Looking forward to the snöwfall, cosily .......
17:18 February 11, 2012 by BritVik
Snow is just great,

On Christmas cards and distant mountains. :-)
19:21 February 11, 2012 by baboonga
The most interesting things I want to see in this country is blanket of snow.
20:12 February 11, 2012 by J Jack
"It's going to affect basically the entire country," - The rest of the country may have better luck. uh um scratch scratch .??
00:19 February 12, 2012 by Aussie Sven
We've had about 4 hours of snow this year in Lysekil, and 3.5 of those were on 23/1. No snow today.
12:56 February 13, 2012 by DAVID T
still waiting for this snow
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