Coolest May in 23 years

TrondheimTrondheim.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

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May was a cold month in much of the country. The monthly temperature was 1.1 degrees below normal, making the month of May the coldest since 1997, according to the monthly statistics from the Meteorological Institute.

It was relatively coldest in Vestland, in Møre and Romsdal, Trøndelag and Nordland, where some weather stations measured average temperatures up to three degrees colder than normal, and in Møre and Romsdal and Trøndelag several stations measured up to three times the normal rainfall.

For the whole country, the monthly rainfall was 10 per cent more than is normal for the month of May, but some measuring stations in Innlandet and Viken received less than 25 per cent of normal rainfall.

Warmest in Stjørdal
The highest temperature recorded in Norway in May was 27.5 degrees on Kvithamar in Stjørdal in Trøndelag, measured on May 31. The coldest was at Finsevatn on Ulvik in Vestland on May 5 with -17.4 degrees.

The highest average temperatures were in Asker, Sarpsborg, Moss and Drammen, with temperatures above ten degrees. Still, it was colder than normal here as well.

Most places were colder than usual, but some stations furthest east in Troms and Finnmark had deviations of 1.5 to 2 degrees above normal.

Wet in Etne
The driest in May was at weather stations in Skjåk, Dovre and Fåvang, with 4 to 6 millimeters of precipitation, which is below a quarter than the normal amount.

The most rain fell at Basura on Etne in Vestland, with 268 millimeters. On May 4, there was 63.2 millimeters of precipitation at the weather station.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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