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Cold weather sends Norwegians south

An unusually cold May and no clear signs of warmer weather heading into June have apparently left many Norwegians with literally cold feet, and no faith in sunny summer holidays at home. Newspaper Aftenposten reports they’re now booking trips to warmer climes in droves. Ving is among the package tour operators reporting a jump in recent bookings, […]

Cold weather set to stick around

The low temperatures that made last weekend’s national day celebrations among the coldest on record are unlikely to rise any time soon. Residents woke up to a cold and rainy day in southern Norway on Tuesday and state meteorologists warned that most of the country is experiencing unseasonably chilly weather this May. Temperatures fell below […]

Glorious weather unlikely to last

The sunny skies and warm temperatures that seemed to suddenly thrust much of southern Norway into summer this week were “too good to last,” according to state meteorologists. The highs of up to 25C (77F) in Sigdal, for example, have topped out and cooler, overcast weather was moving in. While Northern Norway continued to shiver in sleet […]

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 […]