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SMHI warns of hurricane-force winds in the mountains: May be dangerous

SMHI has raised its warnings in the fennoscandian mountain range, to the class 2 before Friday. The wind freshens in properly and in the Stekenjokk in the county of Jämtland, which is an exposed weather station, has an average wind of over hurricane force has already recorded 42 metres per second. The highest byvinden is at 49,7 meters per second.

winds of up to 20 metres per second. Along the mountain range has exposed places had more than to storm the fortress – 25 metres per second – and in some cases, villages also come up in the hurricane force.

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the Culmination of the wind speeds falls on a Friday, and then, during the night on Saturday, starting the situation calm down a bit. Some people are out there and go skiing in the mountains in the days, which is not to recommend during the Friday.

I had perhaps not done. Because it's snowing too so it will be difficult to see anything. Staying on the mountain can be very dangerous, " says Moa Hallberg, a meteorologist at SMHI.

Vinterstormen Jan pulls out of the mountains and several warnings are issued. Gusts of wind sweeping in at up to 50 metres per second. Photo: Paul Kleiven/NTB Scanpix

that large in the Western vindel mountain and according to the environmental protection agency's forecasts, one should take it very seriously.

”Even if the wind mojnar what it suffer do not lavinfaran it. Lower your ambitions and plan not to steep skiing in the weekend, after a hearty game of need the snow time to recover”, writes the agency.

In Ljungdalen, in the Mountain municipality closes the school and pre-school in on Friday, writing Länstidningen Östersund. Even in the Dorotea municipality closes a school by reason of the storm, writes SVT Västerbotten. In just the Västerbotten fjällkommuner have the home introduced the standby state and the elderly can stay in Tärnaby, in the preventive purposes in order not to be snowed in, according to Aftonbladet.

Vinterstormen affect the rail traffic. Photo: Mats Andersson/TT

and road traffic. SJ has set up its trains between Kiruna and Narvik and three trains to Åre from Stockholm and Gothenburg, Östersund, sweden as the final destination.

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the Swedish transport administration warns of the very difficult road conditions on certain routes, including the province where it is very slippery on the roads. In the county of Norrbotten is the E10 turned off in both färdriktningarna between Björkliden and Riksgränsen. Also the way 95 between Merkenes and Junkerdal in Norway is switched off as a result of the tempest, as well as E12 on the Norwegian side.

" We have not received information about any incidents or so in traffic. It may be that there is lot of road users out there and it is good if people listen to the recommendations to not be out in this kind of weather, " says Marita Vedin, press officer at the Swedish transport administration.

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it get almost half a meter of snow in the Mountains.

– Along the mountain chain will it snow a lot, which makes it even more difficult. But then further into the country it will not be snowing much, " says Moa Hallberg.

Vinterstormen got in on Thursday, the name Jan by the Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute, since he has a name day on Friday, and due to the previous storm, Alfrida was named after a woman. During the storm when trees and many were to be without power. And the risk of more falling trees is imminent, even now.

– There is a big risk. It is going to blow a lot, " says Moa Hallberg.

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