Storm hits Norway: Wind gusts of 48.5 meters per second registered in Rogaland

StormPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB

In Rogaland, gusts of 48.5 meters per second have been measured, corresponding to over 170 kilometers per hour.

The Meteorological Institute announced the information after the major storm that hit Southern Norway on Saturday night.

The gusts of 48.5 meters per second were registered at Eigerøya outside Egersund in Rogaland. By comparison, winds of over 32.6 meters per second are considered hurricanes.

And hurricanes have been registered in several places in Rogaland and in the mountains. Eigerøya, Obrestad lighthouse, and Utsira lighthouse are among the weather stations where the wind crossed the hurricane threshold.

“The same applies to Sirdal, Hemsedal, and Trysil,” on-duty meteorologist Martin Granerød at the Meteorological Institute told NTB.

These are high mountain stations at an altitude of over a thousand meters.

Storm Malik

At Blindern in Oslo, gusts of 21.1 meters per second were registered. The wind has gradually abated and will decrease after Sunday.

The storm has also affected Denmark, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The storm is called Malik in Denmark, and this name is also used in Sweden and Great Britain.

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1 Comment on "Storm hits Norway: Wind gusts of 48.5 meters per second registered in Rogaland"

  1. For those of us using the more practical English measures, that’s 105 miles per hour.

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