Weather warnings for winds and snow

Update 15 January 15.10: An orange-level weather warning has been issued for strong winds and snow for the mountainous parts in Norrbotten, Dalarna and south Jämtland.

The warning for Norrbotten's mountain areas applies from Saturday evening to Sunday morning. The warning for the mountain areas in southern Jämtland and Dalarna counties has been issued for Sunday evening.

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Update 12 January 12.30: An orange-level weather warning is in effect for Western Jämtland and northwestern Härjedalen for heavy rains during Wednesday and Thursday. The weather can cause flooding of roads and traffic disturbances. The warning regarding winds and snow for the alpine regions of Norrbotten is still in effect. There is also a yellow level warning for black ice in Ångermanland, parts of Västerbotten, and Norrbotten.  

Orange wind and snow warning for Lapland mountains

The Swedish Meteorological agency, SMHI, has issued an orange alert for wind and snow in the mountain region of Lapland, Norrbotten county. The authorities advise against going into the alpine region from Wednesday. 

Very difficult weather is expected from Wednesday in the mountainous areas of Lapland. An orange level warning has been issued by the authorities. Orange is the second highest level in the warning system.  

The authorities advise against any hiking in the area because of strong winds and heavy snowfall. Rescue efforts can be difficult and it can be very difficult to move and set up or anchor tents because of the winds. Reduced visibility makes for big difficulties to orientate and there is a high risk for frostbite.  

The warning may be extended and last over Friday, according to SMHI.