No less than three new storms were moving towards Norway this week, with the state meteorological institute sending out new warnings on Tuesday for 13 counties from Østfold in the southeast to Nord-Trøndelag and Nordland in the northwest.
“There’s quite a lot of weather these days, typical autumn weather with low pressure systems that roll over the Atlantic and up to the Norwegian Sea, bringing milder temperatures,” Arnstein Tjøstheim of the weather forecasting service Værvarslinga på Vestlandet told NRK’s yr.no.
Counties told to prepare for heavy rains and strong wind also included Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn or Fjordane, Telemark, Buskerud, Vestfold, Oslo, Akershus, Oppland and Hedmark.
Meteorologists warned of flying objects and difficult driving conditions as the first storm was due to blow in Tuesday afternoon along the coast of central Norway, followed by two more storms Wednesday and Thursday. Motorists in and around Oslo were also warned that rain may turn to ice when it hits the ground, making driving dangerous.