Lightning, thunder and pouring rain were forecast once again for Tuesday, with state meteorologists issuing new warnings on Monday for heavy precipitation, flash floods and landslides around southeastern Norway.
The latest batch of bad summer weather was due to roll in from Denmark on Tuesday afternoon and batter Østlandet throughout the evening. Up to 50 millimeters of rain was expected in some areas, and warnings were also posted for landslides.
The strong low pressure system moving towards southern and eastern Norway was due to pound the counties of Telemark, Vestfold, Buskerud and Oppland. “Powerful rains are coming in from the south,” Børge Johannson of the state Meterological Institute told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “There will be lots of rain, especially Tuesday evening.”
It’s the latest bad weather forecast in a summer that’s been unusually cold as well. Johannson said the storm is being pushed in by warm, damp air from the south, and temperatures have risen a bit in the past few days. He said the west side of the Oslo Fjord was likely to be doused the most.