The meteorologists say a week of mild weather ahead may mean the unspeakable prospect of a green Christmas, with no snow in much of the country.
The immediate forecast is for temperatures remaining cold in the south, but rising above freezing in the north, with high winds in the mountains.
Temperatures at 12:00 noon:
- Stockholm 0 degrees Celsius
- Malmö 2
- Gothenburg 2
- Kiruna -1
The sun rose here in Stockholm at 8:45 AM, with sunset at 2:48