Warmest winter in 120 years

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Norway’s winter of 2019-2020 has been the warmest since Norwegian officials started recording temperatures in 1900. They averaged 4.5 degrees higher than normal, and the winter was also the among the wettest ever.

All regions with the exception of Northern Norway set records for winter warmth, reports news bureau NTB. The lighthouse at Ytterøyane in Vestland set the record for the highest average temperature of 6C (43F). The former record high was 5.7C at Svinøy in Møre og Romsdal.

The highest single temperature set this winter was a shocking 19C registered on January 2 at Sunndalsøra in Møre og Romsdal. The lowest was minus-38.6 at Couvddatmohkki in Finnmark on January 28.

The country as a whole recorded 70 percent more rain than what’s registered as the norm between 1961 and 1990. Only the winter of 1988-89 was wetter.

newsinenglish.no staff