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Missing skiers caught by the weather

UPDATED: After a long Easter weekend with remarkably few accidents, Red Cross search and rescue crews were suddenly confronted with an emergency on Monday: Three skiers who failed to return as agreed from a trek in Modalen, western Norway, were officially considered missing but later could report they’d found shelter in a storm. The skiers were […]

Bad weather continues to batter the north

UPDATED: Another rash of stormy weather was causing more problems for residents of Northern Norway this week, just days after they were battered by hurricane-force winds that caused widespread damage. Many roads were closed in Nord-Trøndelag and Nordland County, flights were cancelled and an avalanche in Troms proved fatal. Both the main E6 highway and County Road […]

Extreme weather soaks the north

Roads turned into rivers, avalanche danger soared and highway crews were having a very hard time battling the elements as the storm called “Mons” doused Nordland and other northern counties. The extreme weather system this week sparked traffic chaos as slick ice settled on streets and sidewalks. Despite repeated warnings to motorists and major preparedness efforts by the state […]

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, yr.no, 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. Yr.no is owned by the Meteorological Institute (Meteorologisk institutt, MET) which […]