Bergen sets new record for rain

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Norway’s west coast city of Bergen has long been known for its rain, but it’s outdoing itself this summer. Just after 6pm on Thursday, state meteorologists could post a dubious record on social media: Bergen has set a new record for rainfall in July.

“This may not be the type of record folks want in July,” Bente Wahl of the state meteorological institute told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “But the Bergenese are Bergenese, and they may think this is nice.”

Wahl said that 248.1 millimeters of rain had fallen during July, breaking the previous record of 247.6 millimeters set in July 1995. The amount of precipitation was 60 percent over what’s considered normal for July, which is 148 millimeters.

newsinenglish.no staff