Milder weather on its way to southern Norway

Umbrella and rainy weatherUmbrella and rainy weather.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The winter temperatures in southern Norway will lasts till mid-week, but the temperatures can rise up into the tens in the lowlands.

“The cold and dry winter weather is to lasts till Wednesday in southern Norway, then a low pressure system from the west moves in. Precipitation begins as snow in most places, but it will not take long before it turns into rain. By Friday in the week ahead, mild weather is expected in large parts of Eastern Norway,” says Geir Ottar Fagerlid, State Meteorologist, to Nettavisen.

Fluctuations in temperature are quite normal in the period before Christmas, but Fagerlid adds that there may be an abnormally hot entry in December.

“The mild weather comes as a consequence of an unusually mild November and a warm autumn in general, so it’s no surprise. But any other year, this would have been very surprising,” he says.

According to Fagerlid, there is a low pressure system from the west that helps to push away the heavy cold air next week.

– This week and the next few days, it’s the cold from the east that controls the weather, but in the middle of next week the air from the west will take over. We can thank warm air from the south of the continent, which is sent upwards towards us, explains the state meteorologist.


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