The winter has even overwhelmed winter-hardened Sweden. So much so that the military has been called out to assist.
Temperatures as low as -36 degrees Celsius have been recorded in Sweden as snowfalls and storm winds play havoc with transport services.
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Sweden’s main meteorological agency, SMHI, noted that the winter continued its march south across the country as strong winds from the Baltic Sea brought heavy snowfalls in eastern areas of Svealand and Götaland.
The snow is expected to remain on the ground in many parts of southern Sweden as temperatures are set to remain well below zero.
“There has been a lot of snow overnight,” Lisa Frost at SMHI said.
Kalmar county was obliged to call for military help on Wednesday to aid in the battle against widespread flooding which had caused damage to property in the area.
Read more: http://www.thelocal.se/30396/20101124/ (The Local).
The Independent got half of it right anyway. Maybe not “rare”, but at least “exciting”.