Study weather forecasts
Always listen to and plan your outing according to the current weather forecast. You also benefit from learning a bit about how winds and temperatures are affected by what the nature looks like.
Local forecasts are provided on local radio and in the mountain facility’s own TV channels. They are also usually set up in the reception of the facility. Where there is coverage, it is also possible to get forecasts in many weather services online.
A forecast is no guarantee. Out on a trip, you must be prepared for rapid changes in weather. The forecast “Warning for harsh weather above the tree line” means in clear text that it is wise to cancel the outing above the tree line that day unless one is extremely experienced in the mountains and very well prepared. This is when the cold grabs hold, the snow whips in the face and it is hard to walk against the wind. With “Warning for very harsh weather above the tree line”, visibility is virtually zero and it is essentially impossible to move forward. In addition, there is a very large risk of hypothermia. It may be a risk to your life!
Weather on the radio
Everyday at 6:55 a.m., 7:55 a.m. and 12:55 p.m., weather forecasts are broadcast on P1 with special information on weather in the mountains. At 9:50 p.m., a general weather forecast is also provided.
You can also listen to the latest weather report on the website of Sveriges radio (Swedish national public radio). In addition, the local radio P4 usually has weather forecasts in connection with the news broadcasts.
The most certain and best forecasts online can be found through SMHI. Others use Norwegian YR, or the Swedish forecast services on klart.se, SVT or TV4. The links below open in a new window.