More storms coming

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Norway’s spate of stormy weather looked set to continue this week, after another weekend of hurricane-force winds along the southwest coast. The counties of Agder and Rogaland have been hardest hit.

“We had another major storm in this area during the night heading into Sunday, and from Tuesday it will stir up again,” Ingrid Bentsen of the state meteorological institute told newpaper Aftenposten.

Bentsen warned of particularly bad weather along the west coast (Vestlandet) and in the mountains of southwestern Norway (Sørlandet) when a new low pressure system moves in from the west.

More  snow melting into rain was expected in eastern Norway, where roads and sidewalks were extremely slippery and likely to continue to be so. Emergency hospitals in Oslo reported a rash of broken bones Monday morning because of falls on the ice, and Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen had to suspend all airline traffic because of dangerously slippery runways.

Northern Norway could offer the coldest and most consistently winter-like weather, with temperatures down to minus-15C and clear skies but some snow was also expected through the week.

Views and News staff