Thermometers shot up again in Tromsø this week, registering 20.4C (nearly 70F) at the local state meteorological institute. That’s the highest temperature ever recorded in the far northern city so late in the year, while some warmer weather was also expected down south later in the week.
News bureau NTB reported that the new record warm temperature was logged at 2pm. It’s also been 21 years since Tromsø recorded a so-called “summer day” in September, defined as when the temperature hits 20C or higher.
Meanwhile, it was relatively chilly (11C) and pouring rain in Oslo and many other areas of Southern Norway on Tuesday, but meteorologists claim autumn hasn’t arrived temperature-wise just yet. Much of the southeast can expect “a warm, fine week” after the current rain lets up, according to Magni Svanevik of the institute in Oslo.
“The worst of the rain (which caused damaged from Kristiansand to Oslo over the weekend) is on its way out,” Svanevik told newspaper Aftenposten, predicting that fair and “comfortable” weather would set in before the weekend and continue into next week.