Heat records registered in Norway in an otherwise cold February

SkiingPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

February was cold in large parts of the country. At the same time, the month ended up being very mild, and several heat records were broken.

The coldest weather was registered in Innlandet and Trøndelag. One would have to go back to 2010 to find a colder February in those areas, the Meteorological Institute writes.

Coldest in Folldal

The lowest temperature was measured in Folldal, where it was -38.6 degrees Celsius on February 3. 

Furthermore, -23.5 degrees Celsius were measured at Ørsta-Volda Airport in Ørsta on February 9 and -34 degrees Celsius on February 5 at Bykle in Agder.

Bergen registered eight days with a minimum temperature lower than -10 degrees.

This is the second-highest number of such days registered in February in Bergen, only beaten by 1895, when 11 days were measured.

Warm end of February

On February 28, several weather stations recorded records for the highest temperature measured in February. 

Among others, the weather stations Flisa II in Åsnes measured 13 degrees, Kjelvik in Kristiansand recorded 16.3 degrees, and Evenstad in Stor-Elvdal 13.8 degrees.

The highest maximum temperature was recorded on February 28 at Landvik in Grimstad, where the temperature was measured at 16.9 degrees.

It was also cold in Svalbard, but Jan Mayen was the warmest station in the Arctic, with an average temperature of -1.2 degrees. Kvitøya was the coldest, with -12.8 degrees on average.

Ny-Ålesund had an average temperature of -6.1 degrees. At the same time, the average temperature at Svalbard airport was -6.6 degrees.

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