‘Extreme’ high tide warnings posted

State meteorologists were posting flood warnings for large stretches of the Norwegian coast this week, because of high tides described as “extreme.” Sea levels may rise by as much as a meter or more in waterfront areas all over southwestern Norway. Bergen’s historic Brygge area was targeted, as were coastal areas for most of western […]

More storms hammer Western Norway

Roads were closed and communities isolated in Western Norway on Monday, after snow followed by heavy rainstorms raised the threat of landslides. Stormy weather was once again spoiling the holidays between Christmas and the New Year. Authorities raised the warning levels for avalanches, mud- and rock slides late Sunday in the counties of Møre og […]

Gloomy prospects for a white Christmas

Most Norwegians will just have to keep dreaming about a white Christmas this year, as unusually mild temperatures continue for the next several days. That means more grey and gloomy weather, except in Northern Norway where dreams may come true. The northern regions of Troms and Finnmark were best positioned for snow over the Christmas […]

Winter storm batters the southwest

Most mountain roads were closed, ferries cancelled and traffic halted over bridges Tuesday night as a severe winter storm slammed into the west coast and blew far inland as well. Bergen’s famed Fløibanen funicular was halted when it collided with a tree that fell over the tracks. Strong winds and snow cut visibility in many […]

Ski season opens after surprise snow

PHOTO FEATURE: The lakes aren’t frozen yet, but skiers in many parts of Southern Norway got a welcome surprise after lots of snow fell both before and during the weekend. Trailblazers made their winter debut, in the middle of autumn for a change. Caution is still needed and it may be awhile before skiers can […]

Snow in the south sparks skidding

The season’s first major snowfall in Southern Norway set off lots of accidents heading both into the weekend and out of it. By Monday afternoon, state meteorologists were sending out warnings that slippery road conditions could get even worse. Some locals call it a “national tradition” for Norwegian drivers to skid off roads and collide […]

Norway cold from north to south

Sub-freezing temperatures have set in over most of the country, with record amounts of snow piling up in Tromsø. Snow was also expected over much of Southern Norway on Friday and early next week. It’s been 97 years since it last snowed so much in the autumn in Tromsø. Snow depths have registered 70cm (nearly […]

First snow in the south due Sunday

State officials were warning residents of Southern Norway on Wednesday that they must have winter tires on their vehicles by Sunday. That’s when the first snow is expected over much of the southeast. “Large areas of Østlandet will get the first snow of the autumn on Sunday, and it will keep snowing on Monday,” Geir […]

Major autumn storm rams northern coast

State meteorologists warned that a new storm with waves as high as 12 meters (nearly 40 feet) would ram the coast of Northern Norway on Tuesday. Helgeland, between Bodø and Bronnøysund, was due to be hit hardest. Strong winds and as much as 100mm of rain were also expected as the storm moved in from […]

Snow warnings posted in the mountains

Unusually mild weather and rain was abruptly giving way to colder temperatures and even snow in both Northern- and Southern Norway this week. State highway officials were warning motorists not to drive into or over the mountains unless their vehicles are already equipped with winter tires. That’s often not necessary until November, but as much […]