Lots of snow – but Monday it lends itself

Winter in NorwayGausdal 20160109. Høyspentlinje med snø- og isdekte master i fjellet mellom Skei og Fagerhøi. Foto: Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix
In Northern Norway and eastern and southern Norway, it has been snowing heavily during  the weekend. In Nordreisa in Troms, they have got 135 centimeters with fresh snow.
– There have been a decent amount of snow, and it is difficult driving conditions in southern and eastern Norway. In the north, the downfall  subsided, but where they are also better prepared for the snowfall, said duty meteorologist Oyvind Johnsen to the news agency NTB Sunday afternoon.
Precipitation leads to very good conditions for ski lift and ski tracks in several places.
– But in Central Norway, it will not be good conditions in the ski slopes until closer to next weekend, according to Johnsen.
Western Norway has been mostly dry weather during the weekend and Monday will the temperature  rise.
In addition to traffic congestion in several places, leading to snowfall avalanche danger. In Kafjord is avalanche danger big and some large natural avalanches can be expected, according to the website Varsom.no.
– Traffic in steep terrain is discouraged. In addition, to unstable new snow there is locally persistent weak layer under the snow, says the notification service.
In Alta, Tromso and the Lyngen Alps is the avalanche hazard considerably.
Source: NTB scanpix/ Norway Today

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