In Eastern Norway, July was the coldest in 50 years, an records were set in two counties in the South. In Northern Norway, it was both warmer and drier than normal.
The monthly temperature for the whole country was 0.6 degrees below normal, according to meteorologists.
In Eastern Norway, temperatures were 1.6 degrees below normal, and the month was the coolest since 1970. The warmest was in Northern Norway with 1-2 degrees above normal.
‘Cold records’ were set in two counties. In The Inland, 7.2 degrees below zero was measured on 4 July at Sognefjellshytta in Lom. This is also the lowest minimum temperature for the whole country in July.
In Rogaland, a record was set in Suldal on 2 July with 2 degrees at Gullingen ski center.
Low maximum temperature
As many as 23 weather stations measured their lowest July temperature ever, mainly in Innlandet, Viken and Vestland. In addition, 39 July records were set for the lowest average temperature, all in Southern Norway.
The highest maximum temperature was 27.4 degrees. It was measured on 20 July in two different places – in Sør-Varanger in Troms and Finnmark and at Notodden airport in Vestfold and Telemark. This is the lowest value for this month’s highest temperature since 1951.
There was also more rain than usual. In total for the country, there was 140 percent more precipitation than normal for the month.
This is the sixth wettest month of July recorded since 1900, and the last time it was wetter, was in 2001.
Most precipitation came in Rogaland and Agder, with between 250 to 300 percent of normal.
Nordland has had the driest month of July among the counties. At some measuring stations, only about half of the normal rainfall came.
Heat record at Svalbard
On July 25, they measured 21.7 degrees at Svalbard Airport in Longyearbyen. This became a new heat record, and the old record from 1976 was thus broken.
In addition, temperatures above 20 degrees were recorded at Svalbard for four days for the first time since the measuring began.
Longyearbyen also set a record for the highest average temperature for the month, with an average of 9.8 degrees.
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