New storm warnings posted over ‘Karl’

Residents of Western Norway were being warned on Monday to batten down the hatches once again over the next few days. The remains of the tropical storm called “Karl” were expected to bring strong winds and lots of rain, according to state meteorologists. “We’re expecting  winds to rise on Tuesday, and that we’ll get between […]

Rain and floods now ‘the new normal’

After a wet and wild summer, Norway is heading into a season where autumn storms are typically even more common. The West Coast continues to be battered and climate researchers predict that torrential rain and floods will be “the new normal” in Norway, unless carbon emissions are dramatically cut, and quickly. Professor Eystein Jansen of the University of Bergen […]

Bulletin: Sunshine returns to Norway

Heavy and destructive rains continued to pelt down on some areas of southern Norway during the weekend, but state meteorolgists correctly predicted that the sun would reappear on Sunday. It’s expected to shine most of the week, and over most of the country. “It’s not often we can forecast sunshine in such large portions of the country at the […]

West Coast mops up after record rain

Norway’s West Coast was trying to mop up after another day of record rainfall in Bergen and heavy downpours from Måløy to Kristiansand. Bergen set another dubious record for precipitation, with some neighbourhoods getting more rain than ever before in August. An official weather station at Florida in Bergen registered 76.2 millimeters of precipitation in a […]

Bergen sets new record for rain

Norway’s west coast city of Bergen has long been known for its rain, but it’s outdoing itself this summer. Just after 6pm on Thursday, state meteorologists could post a dubious record on social media: Bergen has set a new record for rainfall in July. “This may not be the type of record folks want in […]

Missing paddlers found in Reisadalen

Police mounted a major search and rescue operation Thursday in Reisadalen, the remote valley in Northern Norway not far from Storsletta, after reports that several canoes had overturned in the flooded valley’s river. All 10 paddlers including two reported missing were later found alive and well. The Reisaelva river had risen by nearly two meters in depth […]

Bergen sets new record for rain and snow

Norway’s West Coast city of Bergen is known for its rainy weather, but there’s been even more of it than usual this year. The city could mount a dubious celebration on Sunday when officials announced new record amounts of precipitation throughout the year. Never before has it rained as much in Bergen as in 2015, […]