More flood warnings posted

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State meteorologists were warning of more heavy rain and potential for flooding on Monday as the remnants of the Atlantic hurricane known as “Bertha” moved into southern Norway. Stormy weather was expected well into Tuesday in several southern counties.

The strongest warnings were issued for Rogaland and Hordaland counties on the west coast, which was pounded by another storm during the weekend, but residents of the Agder counties in the south were also told to expect a lot of precipitation on Monday. Temperatures were also falling, from record highs through most of the summer to around 18C (around 66F) in Oslo.

It was already raining heavily in the Oslo area early Monday morning and the rain was due to continue through the day. Meteorologists also warned of heavy rain east of the mountains and south of Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa.

newsinenglish.no staff