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NEW PICTURES: Traffic chaos and mayonnaise as blizzard sweeps Sweden

Here's what it looked like when the snowstorm battered southern and central Sweden.

NEW PICTURES: Traffic chaos and mayonnaise as blizzard sweeps Sweden
Stockholmers braving the blizzard at the Slussen public transport junction. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

A woman pushing a stroller through the snow in Stockholm. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

A brave Swede shovelling snow outside a shop in Höör. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

A snow plough clearing the road between Hörby and Lund in southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

A bus skidded off the road at Löddeköpinge in southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Three trucks were involved in an accident at Landskrona in southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

A truck carrying 500 kilos of mayonnaise toppled over on the road between Staffanstorp and Malmö. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Road conditions were poor in several parts of Sweden on Tuesday. Here’s the E20 road north of Gothenburg. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

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Weather warning as torrential rain set to batter Stockholm and central Sweden

Swedish weather agency SMHI warns of torrential rain set to hit Stockholm and central Sweden on Wednesday, with thunderstorms and harsh winds also on the cards.

Weather warning as torrential rain set to batter Stockholm and central Sweden

SMHI issued a yellow downpour warning for an area covering Stockholm, Uppsala, Örebro, Karlstad, Trollhättan, Skövde, Norrköping and Jönköping, among other cities.

Around 30-50 millimetres of rain could fall in some places, with the largest amounts expected in northern Västergötland, Östergötland, Sörmland and the Stockholm region.

SMHI warned basements and roads could be flooded, and slow down traffic.

“Thunder and strong gusts of wind may also occur,” it said on its website, but added that “large local variations” were expected, so many areas may not get that much rain.

The alert is currently in place from noon to 10pm on Wednesday.

READ ALSO: What do Sweden’s weather warnings actually mean?

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