Here’s when it might snow where you are in Sweden

After several days of sunny spring weather across Sweden, temperatures are about to drop sharply. We hate to be the bringers of bad news, but yes, it might even snow.

Here's when it might snow where you are in Sweden
A snow-covered daffodil in Malmö in early April. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Sweden’s national weather agency SMHI has issued a class-one snow warning (the least serious on a scale from one to three) for Västernorrland, Gävle and eastern Jämtland.

Between 5 and 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in the central Swedish regions, according to SMHI, starting on Wednesday morning and continuing overnight.

But that’s not all.

Even some of Sweden’s regions further south, including Stockholm and as far south as Östergötland and maybe even northern parts of the Småland region, can expect a few snowflakes to fall this week – albeit not to the same extent as in Västernorrland, Gävle and Jämtland.

In Stockholm, temperatures are expected to drop from 16C today, to 5C tomorrow.

Gothenburg on the west coast and Malmö in the south will also see falling temperatures, but will escape the snowfall, with clear and sunny skies predicted for the two cities.

According to Sweden’s meteorological definition of spring (when the average daily temperature stays above freezing for at least seven consecutive days), winter has come and gone in nearly all of the country. But this is, as Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet on Wednesday described the changing weather, “ett bakslag för våren” – a setback for spring.

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