The King visits a forest hit by gudrun

Severe Weather Warning For Sweden

A storm as bad as Storm Gudrun which decimated huge swathes of forest in southern sweden and left thousands of homes without electricity is predicted to hit parts of sweden on Thursday evening, Friday morning.

Sweden’s main weather centre has issued Class 1 and Class 2 warnings for most of the country. The more serious Class 2 warnings cover Jämtland in the northwest as well as large tracts in the south and west of the country.

The storm is coming in from the west, from Scotland.

Rain hit southern and central Sweden earlier today, while the north, which has experienced heavy snowfall, can expect plenty of snow later in the day.

In January 2005, storm gudrun brought misery to homeowners, over three hundred thousand of whom were left without electricity for many days. The forestry industry was also left counting the cost as huge areas of woodland in southern sweden was flattened.

Top Temperatures at 1pm.

Stockholm 8 Celsius

Malmö       13 Celsius

Gothenburg 12 Celsius

Kiruna  - 10 Celsius

Sunrise in Stockholm 07.56am, Sunset 17.09pm

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