UPDATED: While Oslo baked under a hot sun last week, along with much of the rest of the country, state meteorologists warned that those who like getting sweaty should enjoy it while they could. Temperatures were due to fall, and actually plummet in some areas of the country.
Thermometers edged towards the 30C mark in Southern Norway on Friday, with only a slight period of relief coming when a sudden thunderstorm brought rain and hail to Oslo, just enough to dirty spring-cleaned windows that also were covered with pollen.
In Northern Norway, cold air from the Arctic was already moving in, sending temperatures nearly as warm as in the south down towards the freezing point. Advisories were up that roads could get slick because of possible snowfall in Finnmark and Troms counties.
Temperatures weren’t due to fall that low in Southern Norway, but were likely to dip down to around 11C at night and the high teens in the daytime. The weekend was forecast to end much cooler than when it began, but it stayed warm and sunny in the Oslo area. That was due to end later this week.
The boats to islands in the Oslo Fjord that run as part of the bus system stille launched their summer season on Saturday, with much more frequent departures and later returns in the evening. The boats run from the City Hall Plaza to the islands of Hovedøya, Bleikøya, Gressholmen, Lindøya, Nakholmen, Langøyene and Maløykalven.