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Few prepared for extreme weather

As scores of households woke up to flooded cellars on Thursday following more heavy rain during the night, both the Norwegian Red Cross and state officials were warning that Norway is poorly prepared to deal with the consequences of extreme weather. Only three out of 10 municipalities have established routines for dealing with floods, earthslides and other natural disasters. […]

Weather records tumble across Norway

Several parts of northern Norway have sweltered for days in record temperatures, while Oslo was forecast to enjoy its hottest day so far this year on Wednesday. Meanwhile, parts of the south-east were inundated after the heaviest rainfalls since records began, but meteorologists said the clouds were finally due to clear. In the north on […]

Erratic weather across Norway

Parts of southern and eastern Norway were drenched in torrential downpours on Monday, while in the north Troms enjoyed hotter temperatures than Mallorca. Meteorologists predicted the whole country would be basking under blue skies by the end of the week. Flood warnings were issued in large parts of the country’s south, with heavy rain across […]

Warm, dry weather sparks fire danger

All it took was a week of sunny skies and warm temperatures over most of southern Norway to bring out the flip side of the gorgeous weather – high fire danger. The lack of rain and rapid snow melt that’s already been absorbed into the ground sparked brush fires over the weekend and warnings of […]

Gorgeous weather warmed folks up

After one of the gloomiest winters on record, spring seemed to have sprung over the weekend. Brilliantly sunny skies and no wind left the Oslo Fjord smooth as glass, but state meteorologists warned that colder days loomed ahead. The weather was simply gorgeous over most of southern Norway on both Saturday and Sunday. From Trondheim to […]

Warming weather raises avalanche risk

An avalanche expert has warned that warming temperatures forecast for eastern Norway from Thursday will significantly raise the risk of avalanches in mountain areas. The risk of triggering an avalanche is already very high in steep areas. Hemsedal-based avalanche expert Per Ola Seim told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) when the weather alternates between cold systems with […]

Storm brews over weather service

Norway’s popular online weather service,, received an uncertain forecast from the Minister of Culture this week. Thorhild Widvey said she’ll investigate whether it’s appropriate for Norway’s public broadcaster NRK to operate the site, amid claims it creates an unfair monopoly over weather services. is owned by the Meteorological Institute (Meteorologisk institutt, MET) which […]

Wild weather hit holiday rush

More blizzards in the mountains of southern Norway and rough weather at sea and along the coast were disrupting traffic once again over the weekend, just as millions were trying to travel home or away for the holidays. Several highways were closed, ferries were cancelled and state railway NSB was halted outside Oslo after a […]

Norway not ready for extreme weather

Climate researchers have slammed Norway’s lack of planning for destructive storms, after extreme weather system ‘Hilde’ ravaged parts of the country earlier this month. As more new storms continued to hammer Norway this week, the issue is taking on some urgency. “We have unclear responsibilities between the state and the municipalities,” researcher Asbjørn Aaheim of […]

Summer weather sets new records

After a record wet June, most of Norway headed into one of the warmest and dryest months of July on record, especially in southern and southeastern Norway (Sørlandet and Østlandet). It’s been mighty warm up north, too, and the early August forecast called for more summery weather. The temperature in the far northern city of […]