The monthly rainfall in the country was 120 percent of normal in August. Several stations, mostly in Western Norway, received 200-250 per cent of normal rainfall.
At the same time, some weather stations in Møre and Romsdal, Nordland and Troms only had half the normal rain fall, reports the Meteorological Institute.
The monthly temperature for the entire country was 1.7 degrees above normal. It was relatively warmest in Western Norway, in Trøndelag and Nordland, and in the mountains in southern Norway with deviations of 2.5 to 3 degrees above normal.
The highest maximum temperature, 30.6 ° C, was recorded on August 28 at Åndalsnes – Kamshaugen (Rauma, Møre and Romsdal). August 28 is a new record for the latest date with tropical heat in Norway. The old record was August 26 from 1947. It is rare that the highest temperature of the month is recorded as late as the 28th.
Since 1957, something similar has only occurred in 1961 (Aug. 30), 1966 (Aug. 28), and 1974 (Aug. 31).
The lowest minimum temperature was -3.3 degrees, and was measured at Hovden – Lundane (Bykle, Aust-Agder, 841 masl) on 15 August.
It’s 13 years since the month’s lowest temperature was as high as this in August.
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