Sweden warned of floods as rain buckets down
26 Jun 2013, 10:18
Published: 26 Jun 2013 10:18 GMT+02:00
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Swedish summer lived up to its reputation on Tuesday night with rainy weather drenching many areas in the country's southern half, with the rain clouds set to continue moving northwest.
The country's weather agency, SMHI, on Wednesday issued a class 1 warning - meaning weather conditions that can involve some risks and disruptions - for Västra Götaland, northern Västergötland, and Värmland counties.
"In these areas, there is a large risk for flooding, especially in cellars and storm drains, for example," meteorologist Sofia Söderberg told the TT news agency.
The wet weather, however, will ease up by Thursday, according to the weather watchers, leaving more summery conditions by the weekend.
"It won't be at all so widely spread and on Friday there are chances of sun in many parts of the country - even if there is a risk for a few showers here and there," Söderberg added.