After several weeks of unusually dry weather, state meteorologists were warning Monday that “waves of wind and water” would roll in over Norway all week long. Autumn storms have arrived.
Residents along the west coast will get hit the hardest, meteorologist Vibeke Thyness told website yr.no, but no one will completely escape the stormy weather that’s gripping Norway after a respite in October.
“It will be typical, dark autumn weather, with lots of overcast skies and periods with rain,” Thyness said. And wind.
She described the storm systems as a busy “motorway” with the “waves” of wind and water moving in. Eastern Norway will escape some of the downpours, but showers will come like they have every evening since Friday. They’ll let up often in the Oslo area, but not in Bergen, Stavanger and other west coast cities, where she warned of near constant wind and rain, building up to a storm on Friday.
It will be a bit calmer from Trøndelag and northwards. With winds from the south, the mild temperatures look set to continue. Motorists were warned of storms in the mountains, where several mountain passes were closed on Monday because of strong winds and poor visibility. Ski resorts keep hoping for snow, but not much was forecast except at very high elevations.