This summer’s unpredictable, highly variable weather is likely to continue for at least another week, reports news bureau NTB. State meteorologists were predicting sunshine in Oslo and other parts of southern Norway on Saturday but central and northern areas could expect more rain.
The prospects for sunshine extended from Oslo to the counties of Telemark and Agder, with temperatures likely to creep up to around 20C (68F). The west coast counties of Rogaland and Hordaland may also get some welcome sunshine on Saturday, but by Sunday, the clouds were due to roll back in and hang around.
“We just have to accept that we live in Norway, and this is actually rather ordinary weather,” state meteorologist Ingrid Bentsen told NTB. After last summer’s record warmth and long stretch of sunny days, it’s perhaps been easy for Norwegians to forget that was the exception and not the norm.
The longer-term outlook through next week generally called for “quite a lot of rain, lots of grey weather and short periods of sunshine,” Bentsen said. The weather was likely to be best in southeast Norway (Østlandet).