Snow, winds and minus 30 degrees: Sweden's weather forecast

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Snow, winds and minus 30 degrees: Sweden's weather forecast
Buses at Slussen in Stockholm on Wednesday morning. Photo: Lars Schröder/TT

Strong winds and heavy snowfall has hit much of southern Sweden this week. What's expected for the coming days?


Snow and strong winds caused problems for southern and central Sweden on Tuesday, with orange and yellow warnings issued for several areas. The cold weather front has moved out towards the Baltic Sea and only northern Gotland was still under a weather warning on Wednesday evening. 

On Thursday, some parts of western and central Sweden near Gothenburg and southwest of lake Vänern will see returning snowfall, with SMHI placing these areas under a yellow weather warning until Thursday afternoon or even Friday morning in some areas.

SMHI's orange weather warnings for snow on Thursday March 9th. Photo: SMHI

Northern Sweden saw calmer conditions on Wednesday, although it was very cold. Northern Lappland and Norrbotten saw temperatures of minus 30 predicted for with slightly milder - but still cold - temperatures around minus 20 in southern Norrland.

Thursday is likely to be warmer than Wednesday in northern Sweden, with temperatures in the minus-20s forecast in most areas.


The cold spell across the country is expected to continue throughout Thursday and Friday, with new snowfall expected for the southern parts of the country, albeit less heavy than at the start of the week.


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