Oslo summer twelve days longer

Summer weather in Frogner Park in OsloSummer weather in Frogner Park in Oslo.Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Over the past 30 years, the summer in Oslo has been twelve days longer according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

‘’This is a good example of how climate change is affecting Norway’’ said climate scientist, Ketil Isaksen at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Today, the summer in the capital lasts from May 6 to September 26 if we use a climatological definition according to the institute.

That is the period of the year when the normal daily mean temperature is above 10 degrees. That period had previously been from the 12th of May to 20th of September.

‘’The summer has thus been twelve days longer, and the average temperature is 1.1 degrees higher when the summer is at its warmest. The heat peak also comes on average a few days later than before’’ said Isaksen.

According to the climate researcher, developments in Oslo have similarities to the global temperature increase.

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