Norwegians in the southern part of the country could finally put on a sweater again Tuesday, when they woke up to temperatures that were just half the day before. Meteorologists predict warm summer weather will return, just not as hot.
After sweltering through several days of temperatures over 30C, thermometers were showing 16C in Oslo Tuesday morning and were likely to decline further before rising again later in the week.
“We have quite a battle going on between warm and cold air,” Pernille Borander of the state Meteorologic Institute told news bureau NTB. She said that a low-pressure system over Russia was pressing inn lots of air from Arctic areas. “The North Wind carries that down to us” she added, noting that it would “create quite large contrasts” to the hot, sultry weather that settled over much of Norway late last week and through the weekend.
After falling to around 14C on Tuesday, temperatures were due to rise to around 18 later in the week and possibly to the mid-20s during the weekend. “Warmth will come back to Southern Norway, Trøndelag and Nordland,” Borander told NTB, “but not Troms and Finnmark, which face a relatively chilly week ahead.”