Sweden warned for heavy autumn rainfall

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TT/The Local/og - [email protected] • 13 Oct, 2014 Updated Mon 13 Oct 2014 15:40 CEST
Sweden warned for heavy autumn rainfall

Sweden's weather agency has issued a warning for wild weather, which is set to dump 40 millilitres of rain in just 24 hours.


Time to get out your raincoat and umbrella – the wild autumn weather is going to make a grand entrance on Monday evening. 
Sweden's weather agency SMHI has issued a class one warning - the lowest on its three-level warning scale - for Kalmar, Kronoberg, Blekinge, Öland, Gotland, and Skåne. 
"There could be up to 40 millilitres in these areas," meteorologist Sandra Andersson told the TT news agency.  
The storms are then expected to travel up towards Dalarna and southern Norrland, before heading east and disappearing after passing over Gotland. 
She added that the rain would continue throughout the evening and the night, and should be gone by midday on Tuesday. 
While some flooding may occur in southern Sweden, the team of meteorologists stressed that the weather won't be as wild as it was in late August, when Malmö was hit by twice the monthly rainfall average in one day. 
"That was 100 millimetres of rain - it won't be anything like that this time around," Andersson explained. 


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