class 2 storm warning on west coast

Heavy winds warning for Öresund Bridge

Heavy winds in southern Sweden have led to a warning for some vehicles to avoid the Öresund bridge linking Denmark with southern Sweden.

The speed limit on the bridge has been reduced to 70 kilometers per hour until late Saturday afternoon. Cars pulling trailers, and light trucks and buses have been told not to drive on the bridge.

A class-2 weather warning remains in place for Sweden's southwest coast for storm-force winds on Saturday.

The Swedish Weather Service, SMHI, says coastal areas of Bohuslän, Halland and even Sweden's second city, Gothenburg could face the stormy gusts, which might damage property and fell trees.

 Winds are expected to reach 25 meters per second, 90 kilometers per hour (about 56 miles per hour). There’s also a warning for high seas off the Swedish west coast.

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