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11 Jan 2019 | 03:47 PM UTC

Sweden: Weather warnings issued in northern counties January 11

Sweden News Alert

Authorities issue weather warnings in northern Sweden as high winds cause transportation and power disruptions January 11

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Stockholm). COUNTRY/REGION Sweden


The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) issued a Level 2 weather warning (the second-highest level on a three-tier scale) in Norrbotten county and a Level 1 warning (the third-lowest level on a three-tier scale) in the counties of Västerbotten, Västernorrland, and Jämtland for Friday, January 11, due to high winds which may cause "considerable structural damage" and transportation disruptions. Officials in Stekenjokk (Västerbotten county) recorded winds of up to 176 km/h (109 mph) while over 1000 people in Norrbotten experienced temporary power outages. Authorities have also halted trains and commuter buses in northwestern Sweden on Friday and schools will remain closed until Monday, January 14. Further transportation and power disruptions are possible in the affected counties in the coming days.


Individuals present in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and updates from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), confirm travel reservations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation or shelter-in-place orders).


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