Weather warnings to be reviewed

After this summer's extreme weather and harsh criticism over late weather warnings, the Swedish weather service SHMI is reviewing its system.

New criteria could mean changing or removing the condition that the weather front must affect an area larger than one thousand square kilometers before a weather warning is issued, regardless of whether the weather hits a city or an uninhabited area. They are also considering adding a lower level warning, preceeding a class one warning.

This weekend SMHI published its class one warning for western Skåne at 8:30 am, after heavy rain had already pounded the city for hours.