Snow catches tourists by surprise

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State meteorologists were warning that a sudden snowfall that took tourists by surprise in Northern Norway was likely to extend south. Warm summer temperatures were due to drop, with snow also predicted at high elevations in Southern Norway this week.

The northern city of Tromsø woke up Monday to snow, despite all the green grass, flowers and warmth of just a few weeks ago. “A low-pressure system from the north is to blame,” Signe Røysland Sørlie of weather service Vervarlinga for Nord- Norge told state broadcaster NRK.

Temperatures were forecast to fall well under 10C all over Northern Norway this week, with sleet and snow. It was expected to be a fairly wet and cold week throughout Finnmark and Troms counties.

The mountains around Narvik, farther south but above the Arctic Circle, were also covered with snow Monday morning and the mountains of southern Norway were due for a dusting, too, at least at elevations over 1200 meters.

The gorgeous weather of the past week in southeast Norway was due to continue, but temperatures would fall from Wednesday evening, said state meteorologist Arild Mentzoni. A low-pressure system moving in from Iceland was also expected to bring cloudy skies and some rain.

newsinenglish.no staff