Wet and wild weather was in the forecast for New Year’s Eve. The worst weather was expected in the Møre og Romsdal and Trøndelag counties.
Dreams of clear, starry skies full of New Year’s fireworks were unlikely to come true, according to state meteorologists. They were predicting lots of rain, not snow, and strong winds from north to south, with few exceptions.
Temperatures can rise up to 8C in some areas, far from the traditional winter weather for this time of year. Snow may fall in some areas earlier in the day, but it’s likely to turn into sleet or rain during the late afternoon and evening.
The strong winds might halt fireworks in some areas of Trondheim. The weather was due to be slightly better in the Oslo area and the rest of southeastern Norway, with little if any rain, “but the winds will pick up there, too,” state meteorologist Magni Svanevik told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK), with temperatures around the freezing point.
Northern Norway was due to have the coldest weather with snow instead of rain along the coast.