Forecasts for strong winds, lots of rain or snow and avalanche warnings were posted over almost the entire country on Tuesday, as Norwegians were told to brace for more rough weather over the next several days.
State meteorologists issued more than 70 warnings at the red, orange and gold levels. Trond Lien of the state meteorologic institute said more “classic winter weather” was expected this time, instead of the “atmospheric river” that poured down on Norway last week.
“A high-pressure system has settled over Great Britain and is steering low-pressure systems around it,” Lien told state broadcaster NRK on Tuesday. “When there’s a high-pressure system there, it often means very bad weather for Norway.”
The regions of Møre og Romsdal and Trøndelag were once again targeted for the worst weather, with extremely strong winds and blizzard conditions. Northerly winds were expected over much of eastern and southeastern Norway, while it was already raining farther north (highly unusual in January). Tromsø was drenched on Tuesday, with more rain or snow to come.