Bergen sets new record for rain

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Norway’s west coast capital of Bergen is known for its rain, but this summer has been the wettest ever so far. More rainfall on Sunday meant that it had rained 26 days in a row in June, breaking a record set in 1952.

Meteorologists could report that more rain has fallen on the scenic if soggy city set among seven hills than it has for the last 65 years. The rain in June can be especially unwelcome, because it’s a busy month for cultural events and many festivities that organizers want to hold outdoors. It’s also when the summer tourist season is at its peak.

State meteorologist Steinar Skare of the weather service Værvarslinga på Vestlandet told state broadcaster NRK that Sunday’s record-breaking rain was likely to extend into Monday, further fortifying the dubious honour. He said he wasn’t particularly surprised that the record was broken, though.

“We all know where we live,” he said.

newsinenglish.no staff