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Sweden's south hopes for a white Christmas

Published tisdag 23 december 2014 kl 17.00
Snö på en skånsk åker
Snow covering a field in the southern Skåne region. Photo: Drago Prvulovic / TT

There might still hope for a - somewhat - white Christmas in the south. But be wary of the ice beneath.

Christmas starts out cloudy in the south and central parts of the country. But temperatures are dropping, and early on Christmas morning, cold air will sweep in from the north, bringing with it a chance of sleet and eventually snow by the evening.

"It could possible stay on the ground and maybe you'll see the odd snowflake in the air," says Sofia Söderberg, a meteorologist at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), told news agency TT.

But those looking for a real winter wonderland should head for the east coast. As much as 30 centimeters of snow is expected by the afternoon on Christmas Eve. The snow, however, can make the roads treacherous for holiday travellers. And the chilly temperatures make for icy conditions on most roads across the whole country.

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