Record breaking high temperature measured in Laksfors not approved

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After surveys by the Institute of Meteorology, it is clear that the high temperature of 35.6 degrees in Laksfors in Nordland on Saturday was not approved.

Thus, Nesbyen still has a temperature record of 35.6 degrees from 1970.

With a high of 35.6 degrees on Saturday, it was reported that Laksfors had tied Norway’s old hottest temperature record, with the provision that the measuring station should be double checked by the Meteorological Institute. So the record has now failed, something NRK first mentioned.

Director of Observation and Climate Services at the Meteorological Institute, Cecilie Stenersen, says that the measuring station in Laksfors is good enough for weather forecasts, but not for measuring a climate/heat readings.

“The reason is that the location of the measuring station is not good enough for it to be approved as a climate reading. There is too much stone, gravel and vegetation too close to the temperature sensor, and it affects the measurements,” says Stenersen to NTB.

To measure a climate reading, a temperature gauge with greater accuracy and a better location is required. The station in Laksfors is used for weather forecasting and is set up because Bane Nor needs it.

“We have stations that are set up for slightly different purposes. Some keep good climate readings and some are good to use in weather forecasting. In weather forecasting, the more stations we have access to, the better the alerts,” says Stenersen.

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