Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the weather

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the weather

Our vocabulary guide to some of Sweden's most essential weather words and sayings.

Five non-touristy things to do in Stockholm this winter
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Five non-touristy things to do in Stockholm this winter

Wrap up warm: How to dress for the cold winter in Sweden
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Wrap up warm: How to dress for the cold winter in Sweden

This old Swedish law means you could be responsible for shovelling snow

This old Swedish law means you could be responsible for shovelling snow

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

2020 is Sweden’s warmest year since records began 160 years ago

2020 is Sweden’s warmest year since records began 160 years ago

Tell us: How are you making it through Sweden’s winter darkness?

Tell us: How are you making it through Sweden’s winter darkness?

The Local readers’ guide to making it through Sweden’s winter darkness

The Local readers’ guide to making it through Sweden’s winter darkness

Stockholm hasn’t had a single hour of sunlight all month

Stockholm hasn’t had a single hour of sunlight all month

Driving in Sweden: When should you change to winter tyres?
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Driving in Sweden: When should you change to winter tyres?

Ice-swimming in Sweden: Is this the world’s most extreme competition?

Ice-swimming in Sweden: Is this the world’s most extreme competition?

Stockholm’s cherry trees are in bloom – what happened to winter?

Stockholm’s cherry trees are in bloom – what happened to winter?

Ten photos that show Sweden is a perfect winter wonderland

Ten photos that show Sweden is a perfect winter wonderland

#AdventCalendar: Sweden’s many, many, many words for snow
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#AdventCalendar: Sweden’s many, many, many words for snow

The season of Sweden’s winter vomiting bug has started

The season of Sweden’s winter vomiting bug has started

Warnings for icy conditions across most of Sweden

Warnings for icy conditions across most of Sweden

The sun has set for the last time this year in the far north of Sweden

The sun has set for the last time this year in the far north of Sweden

#AdventCalendar: The Swedish town where people sit on ice poles for 51 hours
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#AdventCalendar: The Swedish town where people sit on ice poles for 51 hours

This town in Sweden just had the coldest morning of the season

This town in Sweden just had the coldest morning of the season

Three in five readers say life in Sweden is miserable after the clocks go back

Three in five readers say life in Sweden is miserable after the clocks go back

Sudden winter chill tightens its grip on Sweden (yes, ALL of Sweden)

Sudden winter chill tightens its grip on Sweden (yes, ALL of Sweden)

‘It’s every man for himself’: A foreigner’s survival guide to the Swedish winter

‘It’s every man for himself’: A foreigner’s survival guide to the Swedish winter

Weather warnings issued for snow in northern Sweden

Weather warnings issued for snow in northern Sweden

First snow falls as winter arrives in northern Sweden

First snow falls as winter arrives in northern Sweden

#BecomingSwedish: When plans go awry

#BecomingSwedish: When plans go awry

These Swedish towns just had their hottest ever February day

These Swedish towns just had their hottest ever February day

Malmö might not have a winter this year

Malmö might not have a winter this year

Rising temperatures and slippery roads forecast for Sweden

Rising temperatures and slippery roads forecast for Sweden

More snow on the way for western Sweden amid continued transport disruption

More snow on the way for western Sweden amid continued transport disruption

Sweden’s cold snap disrupts flights and public transport

Sweden’s cold snap disrupts flights and public transport

More snow to hit Sweden after temperatures drop to new record cold

More snow to hit Sweden after temperatures drop to new record cold

Here’s why your power bills are getting more expensive

Here’s why your power bills are getting more expensive

Rain, snow and bitter cold: this weekend in Sweden has it all

Rain, snow and bitter cold: this weekend in Sweden has it all

Here’s how to safely cycle through the Swedish winter

Here’s how to safely cycle through the Swedish winter

Northernmost point in Sweden sees sun for last time this year

Northernmost point in Sweden sees sun for last time this year

December 1st means winter tyres for Sweden’s drivers

December 1st means winter tyres for Sweden’s drivers

Winter has officially arrived in almost all of Sweden

Winter has officially arrived in almost all of Sweden

The best places to try winter sports in Gothenburg and Stockholm
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The best places to try winter sports in Gothenburg and Stockholm

Winter sneaking up on Sweden after mild autumn

Winter sneaking up on Sweden after mild autumn

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas

November in Sweden: How to get through the gloomiest month of the year
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November in Sweden: How to get through the gloomiest month of the year

Heavy snowfall could disrupt traffic across Sweden

Heavy snowfall could disrupt traffic across Sweden

After a snowy weekend, mild weather on the way for Sweden

After a snowy weekend, mild weather on the way for Sweden

Cold northern air delays arrival of Swedish spring

Cold northern air delays arrival of Swedish spring

27 car pile-up in southern Sweden

27 car pile-up in southern Sweden

Spring? Ha, no. More snow set to fall in Sweden

Spring? Ha, no. More snow set to fall in Sweden

Where to go skiing in Sweden’s cities
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Where to go skiing in Sweden’s cities

The worst is over (we think), but if you live in these areas you may get more snow today

The worst is over (we think), but if you live in these areas you may get more snow today

IN PICTURES: Surfing the ‘Beast from the East’ in ice-cold Swedish waters

IN PICTURES: Surfing the ‘Beast from the East’ in ice-cold Swedish waters

Winter storm: Hospital on high alert after E4 pileup near Stockholm

Winter storm: Hospital on high alert after E4 pileup near Stockholm

Sweden braced for more snow and freezing temperatures

Sweden braced for more snow and freezing temperatures

Traffic chaos as icy blast hits Sweden
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Traffic chaos as icy blast hits Sweden

Big freeze hits Sweden and it’s just the beginning

Big freeze hits Sweden and it’s just the beginning

WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden

WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden

Sweden told to brace for snow and wind and flooding and… brrr!

Sweden told to brace for snow and wind and flooding and… brrr!

Sweden’s snow depth sets new seasonal record

Sweden’s snow depth sets new seasonal record

VIDEO: Is this Sweden’s craziest winter tradition?
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VIDEO: Is this Sweden’s craziest winter tradition?

Will Sweden have a white Christmas this year? Forecast points to… yes, no, maybe

Will Sweden have a white Christmas this year? Forecast points to… yes, no, maybe

Ten of the best Instagram snaps of Swedish winter

Ten of the best Instagram snaps of Swedish winter

Seven evocative Swedish winter words for snow

Seven evocative Swedish winter words for snow

More snow on the way for Sweden as icy roads disrupt morning traffic

More snow on the way for Sweden as icy roads disrupt morning traffic

Heavy snow and wind across northern Sweden

Heavy snow and wind across northern Sweden

Weather warning upgraded as snow sweeps Sweden

Weather warning upgraded as snow sweeps Sweden

Sweden cancels Santa World Cup in Lapland

Sweden cancels Santa World Cup in Lapland

Weather warnings issued for much of Sweden with more snow on the way

Weather warnings issued for much of Sweden with more snow on the way

Traffic chaos arrives with first snow in Stockholm: in pictures

Traffic chaos arrives with first snow in Stockholm: in pictures

Big freeze brings Sweden’s coldest night of the season

Big freeze brings Sweden’s coldest night of the season

Battling nostalgia during Halloween and the holidays in Sweden

Battling nostalgia during Halloween and the holidays in Sweden

Winter is coming: cold snap headed for Sweden

Winter is coming: cold snap headed for Sweden

‘One year in Sweden made me realize we can weather anything’

‘One year in Sweden made me realize we can weather anything’

Sweden experiences three seasons in one day

Sweden experiences three seasons in one day

Summer heat to return to Sweden sooner than you think

Summer heat to return to Sweden sooner than you think

Here’s where spring has arrived in Sweden

Here’s where spring has arrived in Sweden

Three dead after falling through ice in southern Sweden

Three dead after falling through ice in southern Sweden

Sweden warned of February wildfires. Yes, you read that right

Sweden warned of February wildfires. Yes, you read that right

Sweden’s winter set to warm up

Sweden’s winter set to warm up

Sweden shivers in Arctic ice blast: here’s how cold it is

Sweden shivers in Arctic ice blast: here’s how cold it is

Brace yourselves: It’s going to get very cold again in Sweden

Brace yourselves: It’s going to get very cold again in Sweden

Everything you need to get through Swedish winter
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Everything you need to get through Swedish winter

The Swedish city where winter hasn’t arrived

The Swedish city where winter hasn’t arrived

Sweden just set an incredible new wind record

Sweden just set an incredible new wind record

Here’s where you can expect harsh weather in Sweden on Wednesday

Here’s where you can expect harsh weather in Sweden on Wednesday

Six Swedish ways to get over the post-New Year blues

Six Swedish ways to get over the post-New Year blues

Video: Swedish puppies react to seeing snow for the first time

Video: Swedish puppies react to seeing snow for the first time

Swedes get stuck for hours on a freezing train in -40C, shrug it off

Swedes get stuck for hours on a freezing train in -40C, shrug it off

This is how cold it is in Sweden today

This is how cold it is in Sweden today

Big freeze is back! Sweden on heavy snow alert

Big freeze is back! Sweden on heavy snow alert

Today is the shortest day of the year. Just thought you’d like to know

Today is the shortest day of the year. Just thought you’d like to know

Here’s where it’s going to snow in Sweden at Christmas

Here’s where it’s going to snow in Sweden at Christmas

Freezing rain, ice and snow due to hit Sweden

Freezing rain, ice and snow due to hit Sweden

Six Christmas events to kick off December in Sweden

Six Christmas events to kick off December in Sweden

This is how cold it’s going to get in Sweden this week

This is how cold it’s going to get in Sweden this week

Swede wakes up with neighbour’s roof in his garden

Swede wakes up with neighbour’s roof in his garden

Sweden’s winter is going to be even colder than you thought

Sweden’s winter is going to be even colder than you thought

Stockholm could be about to turn into an ice skating rink

Stockholm could be about to turn into an ice skating rink

Stockholm had its snowiest November day in 111 years

Stockholm had its snowiest November day in 111 years

Proof Swedes may actually be the toughest people on earth

Proof Swedes may actually be the toughest people on earth

Watch out! ‘Snow cannons’ take aim on Stockholm

Watch out! ‘Snow cannons’ take aim on Stockholm

Five of the merriest Christmas markets in Sweden

Five of the merriest Christmas markets in Sweden

Sweden set for more snow… and it’s only just begun

Sweden set for more snow… and it’s only just begun

Not to bring you bad news but… look out your window

Not to bring you bad news but… look out your window

How to face November in Sweden and conquer it like the Swedish pro you are

How to face November in Sweden and conquer it like the Swedish pro you are

This was Sweden’s first big snowfall of the season

This was Sweden’s first big snowfall of the season

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time

Coldest winter in years predicted for Sweden

Coldest winter in years predicted for Sweden

Long summer brings Sweden three seasons in one day

Long summer brings Sweden three seasons in one day

It’s snowing in August and the Swedes are super excited

It’s snowing in August and the Swedes are super excited

Could it be…? Swedes cheer arrival of spring

Could it be…? Swedes cheer arrival of spring

Rush-hour crashes as snow falls in Sweden

Rush-hour crashes as snow falls in Sweden

Traffic woes as Sweden’s snowy weather returns

Traffic woes as Sweden’s snowy weather returns

Sacked Chelsea boss says he could ‘not survive’ in Sweden

Sacked Chelsea boss says he could ‘not survive’ in Sweden

Five winter sports events for daredevils and first-timers

Five winter sports events for daredevils and first-timers

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden

Here’s how snow is causing chaos for Swedish travellers

Here’s how snow is causing chaos for Swedish travellers

Swedes struggle to stay on feet in icy weather

Swedes struggle to stay on feet in icy weather

11 ways to fake being a true Swede in winter

11 ways to fake being a true Swede in winter

Chilly Sweden brrr-eaks another winter record

Chilly Sweden brrr-eaks another winter record

Firefighters battle flames and ice in Borås blaze

Firefighters battle flames and ice in Borås blaze

Five frosty ways to have a n-ice time in Sweden

Five frosty ways to have a n-ice time in Sweden

Swedes bask in record winter temperatures

Swedes bask in record winter temperatures

Ice magic at north Sweden island lodges
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Ice magic at north Sweden island lodges

Arctic blast brings snow and ice to Swedish roads

Arctic blast brings snow and ice to Swedish roads

Southern Sweden to finally catch winter chill

Southern Sweden to finally catch winter chill

Five Swedish winter recipes to warm you up this Christmas

Five Swedish winter recipes to warm you up this Christmas

How to make Swedish game and veggie stew

How to make Swedish game and veggie stew

Stockholm’s secret ski resort: Kungsberget
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Stockholm’s secret ski resort: Kungsberget

Luleå: 8 winter must-dos in Sweden’s far north
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Luleå: 8 winter must-dos in Sweden’s far north

Lofsdalen: The real Swedish wilderness
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Lofsdalen: The real Swedish wilderness

Nine of the merriest Swedish Christmas fairs

Nine of the merriest Swedish Christmas fairs

How to make popular Swedish sloe snaps

How to make popular Swedish sloe snaps

Five frosty facts about our next ‘extreme winter’

Five frosty facts about our next ‘extreme winter’

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Is this the toughest gym class in the world?

‘I can’t wait to catch the vibe in Stockholm’

‘I can’t wait to catch the vibe in Stockholm’

Swedish school suffers vomiting bug outbreak

Swedish school suffers vomiting bug outbreak

Row over line-up at Sweden’s biggest festival

Row over line-up at Sweden’s biggest festival

What’s On: November 27th – December 4th

What’s On: November 27th – December 4th

How to celebrate and enjoy Swedish Advent

How to celebrate and enjoy Swedish Advent

Eight healthy tips for surviving Swedish winter

Eight healthy tips for surviving Swedish winter

‘Store up your sunlight hours before winter’

‘Store up your sunlight hours before winter’

Top five winter festivals in Sweden

Top five winter festivals in Sweden

‘Where’s my Swedish winter wonderland?

‘Where’s my Swedish winter wonderland?

The man behind the biggest (and coolest) hedgehog in Sweden

The man behind the biggest (and coolest) hedgehog in Sweden

Follow-up storm lashes southern Sweden

Follow-up storm lashes southern Sweden

Five things to love about snow in Sweden (and five things to hate)

Five things to love about snow in Sweden (and five things to hate)

Sweden set for British ‘hurricane’

Sweden set for British ‘hurricane’

Clocks go back for Swedish winter time

Clocks go back for Swedish winter time

Autumn over as winter snow sweeps Sweden

Autumn over as winter snow sweeps Sweden

Season’s first snow set to smother Stockholm

Season’s first snow set to smother Stockholm

Eight healthy tips for surviving Swedish winter

Eight healthy tips for surviving Swedish winter

Ten reasons Sweden is the best winter country

Ten reasons Sweden is the best winter country

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“Vomit disease” strikes newspaper staff

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“Vomit disease” strikes Swedish dogs

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Woman hit by icicle

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Sweden to put the clocks back

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Southern Sweden braced for winter

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Coffee and light sees Stockholmers through dark winter

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Mild winter hits Skistar profits

‘Little evidence’ to back up light therapy

‘Little evidence’ to back up light therapy

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Ice causes road accidents

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The Lowdown: Winter Tyres

Building an igloo – the quintessential snow camping experience

Building an igloo – the quintessential snow camping experience

Northern Sweden to test new ‘smart’ roadway

Northern Sweden to test new ‘smart’ roadway

Snow on the way

Snow on the way

Winter storm blows over Sweden

Winter storm blows over Sweden

Temperatures plunge to new winter low

Temperatures plunge to new winter low

Sweden hit by blast of late winter snow

Sweden hit by blast of late winter snow

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

White Christmas likely as temperatures plunge

White Christmas likely as temperatures plunge

Sweden braces for more wild winter weather

Sweden braces for more wild winter weather

Sweden prepares for another deep freeze

Sweden prepares for another deep freeze

Delays as Arlanda Express train derails

Delays as Arlanda Express train derails

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Winter chill means scorching electrical bill

Supermarket roof caves in under weight of snow

Supermarket roof caves in under weight of snow

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Springtime skiing – just a bus ride from Stockholm

Winter rail delays cost 3 billion kronor

Winter rail delays cost 3 billion kronor

Clocks go back as winter arrives

Clocks go back as winter arrives

Yes, I can dress my kids for the Swedish weather

Yes, I can dress my kids for the Swedish weather

Christmas transport situation worsens

Christmas transport situation worsens

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Snow chaos continues in southern Sweden

Lucky Swedish pigs live to see 2011

Lucky Swedish pigs live to see 2011

Elderly Swede dies while ice sailing

Elderly Swede dies while ice sailing

Icicle knocks Stockholm man unconscious

Icicle knocks Stockholm man unconscious

Ice Festival brings winter warmth to Uppsala

Ice Festival brings winter warmth to Uppsala

Deep freeze puts Baltic on track for record ice

Deep freeze puts Baltic on track for record ice

Swedish elk starve after long harsh winter

Swedish elk starve after long harsh winter

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Clocks go forward to welcome in the summer

Forecasters promise another harsh winter

Forecasters promise another harsh winter

ICEHOTEL – a frozen dream
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ICEHOTEL – a frozen dream

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Mild autumn weather leaves Swedish retailers sweating

New winter storms threaten Sweden

New winter storms threaten Sweden

How do Swedes survive?: director David Fincher

How do Swedes survive?: director David Fincher

Sweden braces for ‘real’ winter weather

Sweden braces for ‘real’ winter weather

Warnings as winter storm heads toward Sweden

Warnings as winter storm heads toward Sweden

New winter storm heading towards Sweden

New winter storm heading towards Sweden

How to beat back the Swedish winter blues

How to beat back the Swedish winter blues

Sweden’s ‘warmest December in 250 years’

Sweden’s ‘warmest December in 250 years’

Five reasons I can’t stand skiing: an Aussie’s pain

Five reasons I can’t stand skiing: an Aussie’s pain

Swede saved after months in snowed-in car

Swede saved after months in snowed-in car

‘We don’t know why he didn’t try to leave’

‘We don’t know why he didn’t try to leave’

Swedish ‘summer’ kicks off with June snow

Swedish ‘summer’ kicks off with June snow

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Santa Winter Games draw Christmas lovers to the Arctic

Santa Winter Games draw Christmas lovers to the Arctic

Snow and winter’s chill set to grip Sweden

Snow and winter’s chill set to grip Sweden

Depressed Swedes get bus stop light therapy

Depressed Swedes get bus stop light therapy

Drivers ‘blinded’ by bus stop light therapy

Drivers ‘blinded’ by bus stop light therapy

Record lows as winter freeze grips Sweden

Record lows as winter freeze grips Sweden

Snowfalls hamper access on Swedish roads

Snowfalls hamper access on Swedish roads

Delays persist as snow-bound Swedes dig out

Delays persist as snow-bound Swedes dig out

New winter storm batters southern Sweden

New winter storm batters southern Sweden

SMHI warns of slippery roads as mercury rises

SMHI warns of slippery roads as mercury rises

Sweden spanks Belarus with record 28 goals

Sweden spanks Belarus with record 28 goals

New snow sends Swedish drivers skidding

New snow sends Swedish drivers skidding

Police warn drivers over snow and hard winds

Police warn drivers over snow and hard winds

Thunderstorms threaten Swedish Midsummer

Thunderstorms threaten Swedish Midsummer

Swedish word of the day: snösmocka

Swedish word of the day: snösmocka

Swedish word of the day: snömos

Swedish word of the day: snömos

Swedish word of the day: halka

Swedish word of the day: halka

Swedish word of the day: snölykta

Swedish word of the day: snölykta