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Snow returns to northern Sweden

Published fredag 4 maj 2012 kl 08.47
Snow hit the capital in infamously capricious April but the May weather has so far been sunny in central Sweden. File photo: Scanpix

After a week where summer officially arrived in parts of Sweden, the met office issued a class one avalanche warning as five centimetres of snow is expected in Jämtland, Gävleborg and Dalarna.

In a country like Sweden, which is three times the size of the UK, it is not uncommon to have three seasons taking place at the same time.

This week, winter clung onto the northern mountains, while spring, which has taken hold in most of Sweden, had by Wednesday turned into summer in the far south.

Now an area of low pressure heading north is threatening to bring snow with it over Norrland.

In central parts of Svealand, and some parts of Götaland, the weekend will be wet with the possibility of thunder storms.

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