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Scheduled test of emergency warning system

Published: 03 March 2022

On Monday 7 March at 15:00 there will be a scheduled test of Sweden’s emergency warning system, "Important public announcement"  (IPA).  

Sweden has a warning system called Important Public Announcement. The warning system includes outdoor signal horns or sirens. The outdoor warning system is tested at 15.00 (3 pm) on the first non-public holiday Monday in March, June, September, and December. The signal will sound for 7 seconds, with 14 second breaks, for a total of 6 times. Afterwards, the “danger over” signal is also tested, which is an uninterrupted 30-second signal.

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