More snow expected in southern Sweden

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More snow expected in southern Sweden
Snow in Malmö's St Knut's Square on Sunday morning. Photo: Daniel Barkman

Southern Sweden was braced for yet more snow on Sunday, after substantial falls on Saturday afternoon and evening, delighting children but causing traffic chaos.


According to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), up to 20cm of snow is expected to fall in some northern areas of Skåne, with heavy falls also coming in parts of Hålland and Blekinge.  
On Sunday morning, the weather in Malmö was alternating between light snow and drizzle, but according to Swedish weather forecaster SMHI, temperatures could drop as low as -5C to -10C by the evening, leading to further snowfall. 
According to Kim Hild, from the police in Skåne, the snowfall has led to a spate of accidents, with about 20 incidents across the region. 
“There were about twice as many accidents as yesterday night,” she told the Kvällsposten newspaper. “People seem to get caught off guard every time it snows. It’s really not difficult, you just need to keep your distance a little, take it a little more calmly.” 
Åsa Wagenius, regional press officer for the Swedish Transport Administration, said that accidents had caused a traffic jam on the E6 north from Malmö. 
“Winter has really come to Skåne,” she said. “Anyone without studded tyres should probably stay home.” 
On early Sunday morning SMHI still had class one weather warnings in place around southern Skåne, but these were removed by 9.30am. 
According to the forecaster, the weather belt is moving slowly southwest towards Denmark.
Parts of northern Sweden have already been coated with snow, the first of which fell as early as September.
But so far much of southern and central Sweden, including Stockholm, has had little more than a dusting this winter.


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