Swedes warned to expect heavy snow and fierce winds

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Wind gusts as high as 100 km (60 miles) per hour are forecast along with heavy snowfall.

“In some areas, we may be talking about up to 20 or 30 centimetres (8 to 12 inches),” SMHI meteorologist Marcus Sjöstedt told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

“There are definitely going to be problems on the roads and for different types of transport. People should expect a number of delays when it comes to trains.”

Sweden’s National Transport Administration is on “high alert,” warning motorists in southern Sweden to consider leaving their vehicles at home on Thursday

Swedish weather agency SMHI issued class 2 warnings for rough seas off Sweden’s west coast, as well as for strong winds and snow in Dalarna, Gästrikland, and Uppland across central Sweden.

A class 2 warning entails weather conditions that could put the public in danger, cause material damage, or disrupt vital public services.

Transit authorities have already cancelled trains on the Malmö-Ystad-Simrishamn route across Skåne during Thursday and Friday, and several ferry departures have also been cancelled.

Temperatures on Thursday are expected to range from around zero in central Sweden down to -20C in the north.


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6 thoughts on “Swedes warned to expect heavy snow and fierce winds”

  1. In Turkey the East Siberian cold winter continues. The lowest temperature in the night in Erzurum and Kars was measured as 19 degrees below zero.
    The land over the Black Sea came under the influence of the Siberian cold, especially at night in Eastern Anatolia temperature falls significantly .According to information received from the Regional Directorate of Meteorology last night’s lowest air temperatures in degrees Celsius below zero were measured 19 for Erzurum and Kars, Ardahan, 17, Agri, 10 , Erzincan, 9 , Igdır 5 , Mus 3. Due to the severe cold lakes, streams , rivers, and those who have turned to ice fountain .
    After snowfall in the district of Ardahan Posof meters to find a stalactite roofs occurred. In Kars gas pipes froze and lighting poles .
    Vehicles belonging to the fire department at regular intervals to prevent freezing of the fuel tanks tank heating.
    This is the google translation from a CNNTurk news item, I could not find this news on English spoken CNN sites.

  2. the leave your car home warning is funny
    if you cant drive in it, then how hard and personlly risky would walking for public transport thats prob stuck or cancelled anyway be??

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