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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

East and southeast 15-23 m/s and sleet or snow in the north, but becoming SW 13-20 and showers of rain or snow in the south part. Decreasing wind and precipitation in the evening and over night.

Southeast and south 15-25 m/s tomorrow afternoon. Widespread rain, considerable for a period in the south. Becoming warmer, temperature 3 to 9 deg. C late in the afternoon.

Forecast made 02.02.2023 15:41

Forecaster's remarks

East gale and sleet or snow in the north into the evening. Becoming south 15-25 m/s with rain tomorrow afternoon. See weather warnings.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 02.02.2023 15:41

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