Today, a snow warning looks the same, no matter where in the country it snows.

But the consequences of a couple of decimetres of snow are not the same in Lycksele in the interior of Västerbotten as in, for example, Örebro on the Närkeslätten.

SMHI's new system for weather warnings focuses on the consequences that the weather can have, so that society can have better crisis preparedness.

Better decision basis

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

We want to provide a better basis for decision-making, says Fredrik Linde, head of the prognosis and warning service at SMHI.

You cooperate with the county administrative boards before a decision on a warning is made so that the warnings become more relevant and adapted to regional conditions.

The current class 1, 2 and 3 weather warnings disappear and yellow, orange and red warnings are introduced instead, of which red is the most serious level.

All levels in the new warning system mean that difficult weather can have consequences.

Warning for the consequences

A warning will be issued when the weather is expected to cause consequences or disturbances in society.

SMHI will also in the future have the main responsibility for ensuring that the right warning is issued at the right time.

The system was supposed to have been introduced as early as April, but was delayed and will now be put into use on Tuesday.

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