Several heat records registered in Eastern Norway

Svenner lighthouse - VestfoldPhoto: Erik Johansen / NTB
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On both Thursday and Friday, new heat records were set in several places in Eastern Norway. On the other hand, a 115-year-old precipitation record was broken in Møre og Romsdal.

In Oslo, a temperature of 12.1 degrees was registered at the weather station at Hovin at 10 PM on Thursday, while at Gulsvik in Flå Municipality in Viken, 13.2 degrees were reported at 4 AM on Friday, the newspaper VG writes.

The on-duty meteorologist Unni Nilssen at the Meteorological Institute told the newspaper that the temperature may have reached up to 14 degrees in several places.

According to the newspaper Dagbladet, 12.3 degrees were reported at Svenner lighthouse in Vestfold og Telemark on Friday night. A new record was also set at Færder lighthouse (11 degrees).

Precipitation records

According to the Meteorological Institute, by Thursday afternoon, the extreme weather event Gyda had already set 20 new January precipitation records in Western Norway and Central Norway.

On Thursday, a new precipitation record was set for January with as much as 153.1 millimeters in Tomrefjord in Vestnes in Møre og Romsdal, according to the website Vær og Vind.

Thus, the 115-year-old record of 140.0 millimeters set in Halsafjord in Tingvoll in Nordmøre on January 9, 1907, was broken.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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