We’re a bit dorky we know but weather fascinates us so therefore – here is a status update on today’s weather conditions in Sweden.
The Swedish Meteorological Agency (SMHI) issued a class 2 warning (orange field below) yesterday after predicting several centimetres of snowfall which is expected to cause traffic problems in combination with anticipated high winds. SMHI also issued a class 1 warning (yellow fields above) for the surronding counties.
In Sweden wind speeds are measured in meters/second which is different from Australia where they talk about kilometers/hour. It confused me a lot when I was in Melbourne, I never had a clue and found it hard to relate what that would be in our Swedish system. The picture below shows the wind conditions in Sweden at 10 am this morning and as a reference the wind speeds converted are:
1 m/s = 3.5 km/h
2 m/s = 7 km/h
5 m/s = 18 km/h
7 m/s = 25 km/h
10 m/s = 36 km/h
12 m/s = 43 km/h
15 m/s = 54 km/h
20 m/s = 72 km/h
25 m/s = 90 km/h
32 m/s = 115 km/h
Jönköping is in the class 1 warning area and it’s been a bit windy so far and 5-10 centimeters of snow is expected during the day. A bit different from the Australian weather right now that’s for sure.
WEATHER WARNINGS IN SWEDEN
Weather conditions that may cause some disruption for the general public and society.
Weather conditions that may mean danger for the general public, large material damage and disrupt important functions in society. The general public is recommended to check tv, radio and the internet for updates.
Extreme weather conditions that could be very dangerous to the general public, and cause severe disruption to society. The general public is recommended to check tv, radio and the internet for updates.