The heat is creeping in – but beware of slipping

The heat is creeping in – but beware of slipping



full screen Ice slip warning. Archive image. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Rain and snow can lead to icy roads in southern Norrland and SMHI has issued a yellow warning for Sunday morning.

In the southern parts of the country it will be warmer – in some places up to 18 degrees.

The yellow warning for icy conditions has been issued for large parts of Västernorrland County and the northernmost parts of Jämtland County.

– We have a new frontal system moving northeast across the country. Where the warning applies, there is a risk that the rain may be freezing. When it comes into contact with cold roads, it can cause ice to slip, says Christopher Greenland, meteorologist at SMHI.

The warning applies from the night until ten on Sunday morning.

In addition to the new frontal system, which is moving further to the northeast, it will be warmer. Especially in the southern half of the country.

– Very mild air for the season will advance north over the country. It will be the warmest in southern Sweden and in Götaland we get around 15 degrees in several places. In eastern Småland, it looks like it will be even warmer, 17–18 degrees, says Greenland.

At the same time, he adds, rain may also pass in the south.

– This much milder air will remain during the beginning of next week.

In northernmost Norrland, freezing temperatures and snowfall are expected.

FAKTASMHI’s warnings

SMHI has three levels of weather warnings:

Yellow warning: Consequences for society, some risks to the public.

Orange warning: Serious consequences for society, danger to the public.

Red Alert: Very serious consequences for society, great danger to the public.

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