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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Heat wave heads for Norway

The scorching heat wave that’s set record high temperatures in Southern Europe and now in Great Britain was moving towards the western and southern regions of Norway on Tuesday. Temperatures on Wednesday may set new records as well, before cooler weather sets in again later in the week.

State meteorologists were predicting temperatures of around 30C, with Rogaland set to be the hottest. “The warmest air masses are lying south of Rogaland and along the coast,” meteorologist Julie Solsvik Vågane told state broadcaster NRK.

She predicted the highest temperatures would be in Ryfylke (just east of Stavanger), Sauda and Etne, but the warm weather was due to extend over the mountains and east to Oslo. The Norwegian capital could expect temperatures in the high 20s on Wednesday and the weather was already warming up on Tuesday: Cities including Oslo, Stavanger and Haugesund were basking in warm sunshine.

It wouldn’t last long, though. Vågane said forecasts called for much cooler temperatures and rain on Thursday, and she urged Norwegians to “get out and enjoy the summer weather while you can.” staff



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