Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years

Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years

Residents in Norway have been reeling from the country's coldest summer in nearly 30 to 60 years. By early July, more than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of the southern region, which was unprecedented for this time of the year. According to state…

Southern Norway enters July with record 10 m (32 feet) of snow

Southern Norway enters July with record 10 m (32 feet) of snow

More than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of southern Norway by July, according to the BKK energy company, who is conducting clearing operations to prevent flooding in the mountains. The region is currently so cold that the snow is hardly melting, but…

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

A number of snowfall records tumbled across Norway, particularly its northern region, over the weekend. According to state meteorologist Eirik Samuelsen, Northern Norway has been practically buried by snow all throughout the season. With more heavy snow expected…

Extremely low air pressure brings down air traffic over northern Norway

Extremely low air pressure brings down air traffic over northern Norway

Air pressure over northern Norway dropped below 940 hPa on February 10, 2020, as Storm Ciara impacted much of northern Europe, leading to the cancelation of air traffic over the region for the first time ever due to low pressure. It also resulted in high water…

Norway records warmest ever January day in rare heatwave

Norway records warmest ever January day in rare heatwave

The town of Sunndalsora in western Norway set the country's new January temperature record on Thursday, January 2, 2020, with the mercury hitting 19 °C (66.2 °F), according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The area is experiencing a rare…

Cold and record snow from north to south trigger road accidents, Norway

Cold and record snow from north to south trigger road accidents, Norway

State meteorologists warn that slippery road conditions could get worse as the season's first major snowfall in southern Norway continues causing lots of accidents. In Tromso, the snow depth on November 6 broke a 97-year old record. Sub-freezing temperatures…

Early snow, strong winds wreak havoc in Norway

Early snow, strong winds wreak havoc in Norway

Intense weather started hitting Vestlandet (Western Norway) on September 14, 2019, with strong storms, winds, and snow all over the area. The extreme conditions resulted in uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, floods, and landslides. Up to 20 cm (7.8 inches) of…

Avalanches, bad weather isolates Arctic community, Norway

Avalanches, bad weather isolates Arctic community, Norway

The municipality of Berlevåg, in Norway's Lapland (Finnmark) has been experiencing problems of food deliveries and transport for six consecutive days. An avalanche and heavy snowing blocked the county road leading to the village on Friday, March 23, 2018….