Norwegian meteorologists were forecasting rain over much of the country during the next few days. It still won’t be enough to end Norway’s drought but it can provide some relief.
Temperatures have also fallen from the record highs logged in July, and were expected to remain in the low- to mid-20sC. More hot weather was predicted in the southern city of Halden, near the Swedish border, as hot air from the record heat wave in Europe moves over Sweden and reaches the most southeastern parts of Norway.
Halden may see thermometers hitting 29C again on Wednesday, while Kongsvinger, also near the Swedish border, was bracing for 28C. Highs in Oslo were due to hit 25C, more comfortable but still warm for Norway in August, when autumn temperatures usually start taking over.
It’s already been raining along the West Coast, where some communities lifted their bans on outdoor grilling. They remained in place in most areas of Southern Norway, however, despite rain predicted for Sørlandet, Telemark and also Oslo on Wednesday.