Precipitation (rainfall) Record on wet July in Bergen

Dark and rainy clouds have given the wettest July in Bergen for over 30 years. The question is whether it will rain so much during the next few days that one of the century’s rainfall records will be shattered.

Until the 17 O’clock on Thursday afternoon the unofficial rainfall for July in the Florida station in Bergen was shown as 248.1 millimeters.

– This field station has never measured so much precipitation in July. We must go back to 1970 to find higher rainfall on the former field station Frederiksberg, said duty meteorologist Bente Wahl at the Meteorological Department to news agency NTB.

The fortress Frederiksberg on Nordnes served as Meteorological Institute observation from 1903 to 1985.

– Not unbelievable

The measurement on 1970 showed 274 millimeters of rain which probably this year in July we will pass over that record. The question is whether the record from 1964 which was 297.1 millimeters be remained or as high record or not. It is the largest amount of precipitation measured at the two stations in Bergen since measurements in Bergen started.

The weather in most places of the country has been described as unstable during the last week of July with the exception as western Norway where it remains stable wet and gray. Wahl said that they come with updated rainfall figures and an official measurement at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening.

The record might be beaten

– According to the forecasts for the next few days it would not be impossible to beat the record of 274 millimeters. It should just measure around 50 millimeters which is not inconceivable, said by weatherman who was pointing out that over 20 millimeters of rain in one day is not unusual in the city between the seven mountains.
– The highest amount we have measured was on 11th of July with 26.4 millimeters, said  Wahl.


Sourc: NTB scanpix / Norway Today