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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Warmer weather on the way

After a taste of summer last week, it’s been fairly chilly all over Norway. State meteorologists now predict that temperatures should start to rise again, not by much, but enough to justify the fact that June is just around the corner.

Cruiseships and the royal yacht "Norge" (foreground) are sure signs of summer on the Oslo Fjord. PHOTO: Views and News

Norway’s long, record cold winter gave way to a weather the Norwegians diplomatically call “frisk,” (in this context, brisk bordering on cold). Summer-like temperatures (from around 70F) haven’t really set in yet.

“It will be a bit warmer in Østlandet (southeastern Norway) from Sunday to Monday, maybe even up to 20C  (68F),” consoles Mette Skjerdal of the state Meteorological Institute. She told newspaper Aftenposten that the highest temperatures in Norway will be in the south (Sørlandet) and east.

Temperatures may dip, however, in northern Norway, where they’ve already been in single digits most of this week. Skjerdal thinks the sun will be out through the weekend but only warming things up to around 7-9C in Tromsø, for example.

The weather will also continue to be unstable all over the country, with both sun and rain, even sleet and some snow at elevations over 800 meters. Trøndelag, in the central part of the country, could expect overcast skies and some rain.

Temperatures in Oslo were expected to hover around 15-16C during the weekend.

“It will be quite nice weather, actually, just not very warm,” Skjerdal said. 

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