Weather chaos as storm hits northern Sweden

Flood water, brought on by heavy rain and melted snow, poured into the Storlien högfjälls hotel this morning. (Marcus Frånberg/Sveriges Radio)
  • Storm “Gyda” which caused chaos in Norway has moved into northern Sweden, bringing high winds, flooding, snow and the risk of avalanches.
  • Some buildings in the municipality of Åre have been flooded as the combination of heavy rain and melting snow has produced large volumes of water.
  • “The water inside the bottom floor of our hotel has filled with about 200 cubic square metres,” says Mikael Johansson, who is the property manager of the Storlien Högfjälls hotel in the ski resort of Åre.
Radio Sweden

For more on the flooding caused by storm “Gyda,” listen to Radio Sweden’s full report. 

Related stories from around the North: 

Sweden: Northern Sweden could see up to 30 cm of snow this weekend, Radio Sweden

RussiaWhat is happening with Arctic weather? Moscow wants to know, The Independent Barents Observer

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