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Heavy snow and high winds are making driving conditions dangerous in the south. Foto: Olof Peterson / Sveriges radio.

Arctic chill set to continue

While Swedes wish for an end to a long winter, the national weather office says that it will take some time.

“Spring is not on the way yet,” Emil Björck at the Meteorological Office, SMHI, told Swedish Radio.

From Wednesday the days start to be longer than the nights in Sweden but that does not have a direct effect on the continuing Arctic temperatures.

“The temperatures are well below normal at the moment – generally between 5 and 10 degrees below the average for this time of the year,” said Björck.

“For the next ten days we can’t expect any milder weather. From Sunday it will be below zero across the entire country.”

But there is good news for sun lovers as high pressure moves in from the north over the weekend bringing good chances of sun and above freezing temperatures during day time.

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