The weather in April was unusually warm and dry

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April was very hot and dry all over the country. The monthly temperature was 3.3 degrees above normal.Only 2011 was warmer said the meteorologists.

This year’s month of April was both the second hottest and second driest since the measurements at the Meteorological Institute started in 1900 said the meteorologists.

Only 2011 had been warmer and there has not been a drier April since 1918.

The relatively hottest was in Finnmark and in Western Norway with 4-5 degrees above normal in several stations. A few stations in Eastern Norway and in Troms and Nordland ranged from 1.5 to 2 degrees above normal.

Heat records in a number of counties

County heat records were set in Oppland, Vestfold, Telemark, Aust-Agder, Sogn and Fjordane and Trøndelag, and there was a tie in Buskerud.

The highest temperature measured in April was in Hokksund in Buskerud. On April 29, 26.2 degrees were measured.

A dry and warm month also means that there has been less rain than normal. In the country in general, rainfall has been 40% of normal.

The lowest temperature measured was in Eidfjord in Hordaland. Here, 22 degrees belowwere measured on the 12th of April, which is an unusually low minimum temperature.

Sunshine record in Oslo

Southern and Central Norway have had the most sun hours in April. A new sun record was measured at Blindern in Oslo in April consisting of 293 hours.

In Trondheim, a total of 308 hours of sunshine were recorded, while Bergen had 273 hours of sunshine in April. In Landvik in Aust-Agder, there were 275 hours of sunshine. Tjøtta in Nordland had 227 hours of sunshine, Tromsø had 148, and Kautokeino 205 hours of sun.

The next few days, however, there will be snow and night frosts are expected, among other places in Trøndelag and in Western Norway.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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