The storm Hans caused traffic disruptions, floods, mudslides and landslides. Here you find information about current disturbances and what you can do yourself to prevent injuries and accidents.
Weather forecasts and warnings
SMHI issued red and orange warnings for flood and high water discharge in parts of mid-Sweden.
The situation was serious in several areas. Current warnings can be found on SMHI's website. It is a good idea to check the information regularly, as the forecasts and warnings may change over time.
Many roads and railways were damaged by rain and flooding. In addition to road and rail traffic, many ferry departures were cancelled due to strong winds.
Check the Swedish Transport Administration’s website for the latest updates and follow the information from your local public transport services.
• The Swedish Transport Administration about the traffic situation
• Find your flight at Swedavia.se
• Traffic and service at Sveriges Radio
Landslides, debris flows and rockfalls
When there is heavy rain and flooding, the risk of collapse and landslide increases. If you live near a watercourse, it is a good idea to know what warning signs to watch out for.
Published 8/11/2023 3:02:20 PM
🔺 Recent rain has caused extremely high flows and flooding in the Gavleån River. SMHI has issued a red alert, which is the most serious level of SMHI weather alerts.
Published 8/8/2023 9:34:19 AM
🔶 SMHI has issued an orange flood warning in the counties of Gävleborg, Halland, Kronoberg, Dalarna and Värmland. The risk of flooding is a result of the recent heavy rainfall.
Published 8/7/2023 1:35:56 PM
🔺 SMHI has issued a red warning for high water levels in the counties of Västra Götaland, Värmland, Jönköping and Örebro. There are also yellow warnings for high water levels...