Summer was abruptly called off and autumn ushered in by state meteorologists when they issued new storm warnings this week in eight counties. Rain, wind, frost and snow at higher elevations were all in the forecast as September got underway.
The storm warnings were posted for Tuesday and Wednesday in the counties of East and West Agder, Telemark, Buskerud, Vestfold, Østfold, Oslo and Akershus.
The heaviest rain was expected on Tuesday, with downpours in Agder, Telemark and Buskerud. Strong winds were also expected in those counties, with heavy rain and possible flooding also forecast for Vestfold, Oslo, Akershus and Østfold counties.
A low pressure system moving in from the Skagerrak was due to dump rain over all of Southern Norway, especially east of the mountains, with snow predicted in the mountains as temperatures fall. The strongest winds were due to hit the west coast, with state meteorologist Anne Solveig Andersen predicting “an exciting start to the autumn.”