After the coldest spring and early summer on record, state meteorologists were predicting that some warmer sunnier days lie ahead in much of Norway. There’s still so much snow in the mountains, howver, that those on holiday can choose between wearing ski boots or hiking boots.
The weekend weather was looking better than it has for many weeks, with a let-up in the near constant rain that’s spoiled outdoor events from north to south. But there was sun in the forecast most places and the weather was due to further stabilize from Wednesday, in Østlandet, Sørlandet, Vestlandet and Trøndelag, according to Per Egil Haga of the Meteorologic Institute.
Temperatures should approach the low 20sC, he said, (around 70F), but in the mountains there was still enough snow on the high plateau around Finse, for example, to go skiing. It was reporting conditions similar to Eastertime, and hikers were cautioned that some trails may be blocked by snow and some cabins (known as hytter) could still be buried.
Northern Norway, however, was still facing more rain and chilly temperatures although the sun should appear on Saturday. A new low-pressure system was moving in over Troms and Finnmark on Sunday, which also would mean showers in Nordland County, too. Haga said thermometers would mostly show single-digits next week as well: “It’s simply going to be cold.”