Meteorologists predict heavy snowfall throughout the country and have issued a nationwide class 1 warning.
“There may be large quantities of snow,” explained Lisa Frost of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI.
“As it’s the first snow and it’s quite early in the season, we’re issuing the warning – especially as some people haven’t changed to their winter tyres yet.”
Throughout Monday, the Dalarna and Värmland counties have been slammed by a lengthy snow storm, which has left 10 cm (4 inches) of snow. SMHI forecast a further 10 cm before Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) is already fighting the blizzards.
The season’s lowest temperature was recorded on Sunday night with Nattavaara in far northern Sweden hitting -22.1C (-6F).
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“Winter is early in France, Germany, Russia, Sweden”
“Some people might think: This is just weather, an incidental local cold snap,” says Argiris. “But big parts of Europe are already experiencing (heavy) snowfall while November hasn’t even started yet. Winter is early in France, Germany, Russia, Sweden and it looks like it isn’t going away.”