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02 Apr 2019 | 08:46 AM UTC

Sweden: Authorities warn of wildfire risk in southern Sweden

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Swedish officials warn of the significant risk of wildfires in southern areas, particularly Götaland and Svealand region, on April 2

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Stockholm). COUNTRY/REGION Sweden


The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) warned on Tuesday, April 2, that southern parts of the country are currently facing a significant risk from wildfires. According to SMHI officials, areas with the highest risk include southern Götaland, Svealand region, and the Gävleborg coast. As of Tuesday, 27 districts are under a grass fire risk warning. SMHI forecasters said that increasing temperatures along with a recent long dry spell has created a significant fire risk.


Individuals in Sweden are advised to keep abreast of the situation and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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