October 2021 was the 3rd wettest and 8th warmest October in Norway in 120 years

FloodPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

The monthly temperature was 1.9 above average in October, and 50% more precipitation fell than usual on a national basis.

According to the monthly Weather in Norway report, last October was the 3rd wettest and 8th warmest October in 120 years.

It was relatively warmest in Innlandet, Trøndelag, and Møre og Romsdal, where several stations registered temperatures between 3 and 4 degrees above normal. It was relatively coldest in Troms og Finnmark, where temperatures between 0.5 and 1 degrees below normal were measured in several places.

Svalbard Airport had an average temperature of -4.0 degrees for the month, 0.2 degrees below normal.

Vestland, Møre og Romsdal, Trøndelag, and Innlandet registered 100 to 150% more precipitation in October than normal. Most precipitation fell on Gullfjellet in Bergen, with 875 millimeters – 114% more than normal.

In the north, it was considerably drier, in Troms og Finnmark, some stations got from 40 to 60% less precipitation than normal.

The highest maximum temperature, 22.9 degrees, was registered on October 9 at Sunndalsøra in Møre og Romsdal. The lowest minimum temperature was -18.2 degrees, measured at Karasjok-Markannjarga on October 30.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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