Rain drenched Southern Norway

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Pouring rain throughout the weekend caused more problems in Southern Norway, flooding cellars and roads in several areas. Rivers and creeks ran over their banks and bridges were closed, with the rain not letting up until Monday morning.

Lifjell in Telemark recorded the most rain, with 106 millimeters in a 24-hour period. Porsgrunn and Ås tied for second place, with 69.7 millimeters, according to state meteorologists.

The weather was extremely wet from the Agder counties in the southwest, to Telemark, Vestfold, Buskerud, Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Oppland in the east. Emergency crews were called to homes in Hurum and Sandefjord to pump water out of flooded cellars. County Road 44 was flooded, forcing its closure between Nordagutu and Skien.

Oslo was also hit by steady rain that began Friday evening and continued clear through to mid-morning on Monday, when the sun finally came out. Just over 35 millimeters of rain was recorded at Tryvannshøgda in the hills north of downtown. Mostly overcast weather was forecast for the rest of the week, with more rain on the way.

newsinenglish.no staff