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Up to 8 degrees and rain for Christmas

Published tisdag 15 december 2015 kl 14.16
"Mild weather, with degrees well over freezing"
(3:30 min)
Rainy weather. Photo: Martin Vare/Sveriges Radio.
Christmas will be wet. Photo: Martin Vare/Sveriges Radio.

The Swedish Met Office SMHI has issued its first forecast that runs all the way until Father Christmas comes knocking, and it looks like it is not going to be a white Christmas is most of the country this year.

Between 5 and 8 degrees and rain - that's the weather forecast for southern Sweden for Christmas Eve.

If you really want snow, you'd better head for the counties of Jämtland, Västerbotten and Norrbotten. And not just anywhere there either.

"Maybe not right on the coastline, but otherwise, there are good possibilities of snow, maybe even from Sundsvall and north," says Therese Fougman, meteorologist at SMHI.

It may feel that the grey, wet Christmas has become the norm in southern Sweden, but it was actually not that long ago that most of the country had a white Christmas.

"In 2012 a large part of the country had a white Christmas, but in 2010, we had 10 centimetres of snow well down to the southern Skåne," said Therese Fougman, who - hope against hope - still would like to think that there may be some snowflakes before December 24 also in the south of the country, as that is where she will be celebrating Christmas.

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