Here’s where you might get a white Christmas in Sweden

Here's where you might get a white Christmas in Sweden
Families enjoy snowfall on the day before New Year's Eve in Malmö, back in 2018. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Living in Sweden normally massively boosts your chances of a white Christmas. But this year, you can only expect one in a few places. Here's where.
“If we look at Christmas Eve, it looks like it will be a white Christmas from the north of Dalarna, and then up the inner part of Norrland,” Lisa Frost, a meteorologist at Sweden's state forecaster SMHI told The Local.

“It's possible there might be little snow on the coast from about Skellefteå further north.” 
 
So for those living in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm, and even in the northern city of Umeå, you can expect grey skies and rain. 
 

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The culprit, a warm air front which landed on Sweden over the weekend, is set to be replaced by a colder air from Christmas Eve itself, however. 
 
From Boxing Day on Saturday and then over weekend, temperatures will drop and there will also be precipitation, which might mean snowfall, at least in the north, Frost said.
 
Värmland, Dalarna and Västernorrland, meanwhile, might even get a glimpse of the sun. 
 
This Christmas was already set to be different, with many unable to meet their loved ones. Now it seems it's also going to be grey and rainy. Time perhaps to stock up on glögg, gingerbread or other treats to add some warmth to the winter.
 
Here's a map showing the depth of snow across Sweden in the week ending Sunday December 20th. 
 
Source: Screengrab/SMHI

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