The biggest difference between the two systems is that the new one, which will be introduced on Tuesday, takes greater account of the consequences of the weather than before.

Today, the criteria for warnings are the same across the country, even if, for example, heavy snowfall poses significantly greater problems in central Stockholm than in more sparsely populated areas, explains Fredrik Linde, head of the forecast and warning service at SMHI.

- The basis is that we want to give both individuals and local actors in society better conditions to prepare for difficult weather.

We want to provide a better basis for decision-making, he says.

To better understand the geographical differences, SMHI has collaborated with a large number of actors in the work with the new warnings, Linde says.

- The old system was good, but even what is good can be done even better.

This is not something we have been able to produce ourselves.

There are actors, above all at local and regional level, who have knowledge of the consequences.

In the clip, SVT's meteorologist explains how the shift makes it easier for you to protect yourself from the weather.

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