Update 2 November 10.30: An orange-level weather warning is in effect for Gotland regarding wind and heavy snowfall. The weather may cause traffic disruptions during Thursday.

Original message: SMHI has issued a orange warning for prolonged and heavy snowfall combined with wind for parts of south Götaland from Wednesday morning. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, snowfall will move in from the west over large parts of Götaland. In conjunction with the low pressure passing, the wind will  also increase. On Wednesday afternoon and evening, the wind speed could reach between 7 and 11 metres per second. The snowfall is expected to be strongest in parts of Västra Götaland, where 30-35 centimetres of snow may accumulate during the period. Locally, however, just over 40 centimetres of snow could fall. The snow will dissipate on Thursday morning and the wind will also drop. Freezing temperatures are expected both during and after the snowfall.

SMHI has issued a orange warning from Wednesday morning. Read more about SMHI's weather warnings here

How could it affect me?

  • Very limited accessibility to roads over a larger area, especially in open countryside where it has not been possible to clear snow or there have been traffic accidents, for example.
  • Delays in bus, rail and air traffic, as well as cancelled departures.
  • Likely power outage in areas with overground power lines, which also affects mobile networks for telecommunications.

Where and when?

Orange warning: 1 December at 08:00 – 2 December at 08:00. Large parts of Skåne County, Blekinge County, Kronoberg County, and Kalmar County, as well as southern Halland County.