Steady and cool rain on Friday ended a heat wave that pushed thermometers over 30C at as many as 15 locations around Norway this week. No new records were set, but the heat in Oslo was mighty uncomfortable for many.
It was even warmer several other places around the country, with a high of 33.6C at Lysebotn in Rogaland County in the southwest. That was one degree under the country’s record of 34.6C and two degrees under the national record high of 35.6C.
Valle in Agder County recorded a high of 31.8C on Wednesday while thermometers hit 31.6C at Veggli in Rollag, Viken County.
State meteorologists were correct in predicting that the warm weather wouldn’t last long, though, with the rain on Friday accompanied by temperatures in Oslo of just under 20C. Weekend forecasts in much of southern Norway called for partially sunny weather and temperatures of around 21C, and cooler in the north.