Orange danger alert: Flood and landslide warnings posted for Northern Norway

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Residents in Northern Norway have been asked to prepare for large amounts of precipitation, strong gusts of wind, and the risk of floods and landslides.

According to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the weather conditions will be challenging in Norway’s two northernmost counties as of Monday afternoon.

Strong winds and a record amount of precipitation have led to an “orange” danger warning, the second-highest on the danger scale, in terms of risk of flooding, dangerous gusts, and landslides.

Record precipitation

“In some places, up to 60–100 millimeters of rain per day is expected. That will increase the risk of landslides and floods in the affected areas,” the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) wrote in its warning on Varsom.no.

Steep slopes, streams, and rivers with large water flows are particularly exposed.

The danger warning has been issued for large parts of Nordland and Troms and Finnmark.

It will remain in force until Tuesday morning.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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