Notification of storms and gusts of wind of up to 30 meters per second were given to coastal regions and the fjords of Finnmark. Also, in Troms and Lofoten, stormy weather is expected, eventually reaching down as far as Trondelag.
The Meteorological Department has issued an ‘OBS’ forecast for Finnmark, writing that it is expecting ‘full storms southerly of up to 25 meters per second in exposed areas. Locally, they may get gusts up to 30 meters per second.’
‘There is an extensive low pressure zone north of Iceland, which is drawing inward. It will create high winds and bad weather’, said the duty meteorologist at Storm Geo, Frode Håvik Korneliussen, to TV2 News.
Monday’s storm warning is not only envisioned for Finnmark. Blizzards are expected in Troms and Lofoten also. By Tuesday, a new band of low pressure will arrive over the country.
‘That could potentially be quite powerful, and again, northern Norway is forewarned. Our projections presently show a small storm, but this can become full-blown storms that can reach down to Trondelag’, said Korneliussen.
Storms are also expected in several other places. In Oslo, there could be up to ten millimeters of rain on Monday. Also, heavy rainfall is forecast in Bergen and Stavanger.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today