Best weather found in the north

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As summer makes its last attempt to redeem itself this year, Norwegians were being advised to head to the country’s northernmost county of Finnmark for the sunniest and warmest weather this week. And it may even get warmer over the coming weekend.

The weather can often be much nicer in the Arctic areas of Norway than in the southern parts of the country. This photo was taken just north of Alta earlier this month. PHOTO: Views and News

Finnmark was set to enjoy the effects of a high-pressure system lying over the island of Novaya Zemlya north of Russia, “which gives offshore breezes and lots of fine weather,” state meteorologist Rafael Escobar Løvdahl told weather website yr.no.

“It hasn’t been a good summer but there are good chances we’ll get a nice end to August,” Løvdahl said. “The weekend will be like a caramel!”

At least around Finnmark and especially, he said, the eastern areas of the district and around Hammerfest. Løvdahl predicted sunny skies all week and temperatures around 15C (60F).

The weather would get increasingly cloudy the farther south one goes, with some overcast skies in Troms but sunnier from Thursday. In Nordland the weather would be more variable, with some rain in the forecast, he said.

It was raining again in Oslo and much of southern Norway on Tuesday, with predictions for variable weather through the rest of the week.

Views and News staff