Summer is not yet definitely over. With the exception of Thursday, a high-pressure system will keep the northern September rain away and bring some nice weather next week.
After a nice week with high temperatures, especially in the south, the temperatures will drop, and autumn will feel even closer.
“Østafjells will have low pressure from Wednesday night and rain through large parts of Thursday. When this precipitation passes, during Thursday night, it will be quite cloudy for a few days,” on-duty meteorologist Martin Granerød at the Meteorological Institute said on Wednesday.
Temperatures will stay down between 10 and 14 plus degrees. Further ahead, it will mostly be dry spells, and Granerød believes it is still a bit too early to say that the late summer weather is gone for good.
“September is a month where we have seen one rain record after another, and we are at least some distance away from that,” Granerød said.
Weather winner – Central Norway
Western Norway will also see some precipitation on Thursday, especially inland, but with dry spells from Friday.
“The sun could peek out from time to time, but there will be longer periods of cloudy weather,” Granerød said.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Central Norway will have temperatures between 15 and 18 degrees.
“It seems that they are the weather winners. It may be that they get a little dry wind effect,” Granerød, who predicts sun on Friday, said.
On Thursday, the region will probably have to expect a lot of clouds but little precipitation. It will be “quite fair weather,” with some clouds, and dry from the weekend onwards. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 14–15 degrees.
Danger of night frost on the plateau
In Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark, the weather will be characterized by a high-pressure area that will eventually settle over Finland and the Baltic Sea. It will bring calm wind conditions and dry weather the next week.
Nordland looks to have daytime temperatures of 10–12 plus degrees. In Finnmark, they probably won’t get much more than 8–10 plus.
“It’s relatively autumnal. Especially on the plateau, there is the chance of night frost, which is about the only place in the country.”
High pressure keeps precipitation away
The aforementioned high-pressure area over Finland and the Baltic Sea will impact the weather throughout the country in the future.
“The high pressure there, together with the low-pressure area over southern Sweden and Poland, and another low-pressure area in the Norwegian Sea, will control the weather situation in the future,” the meteorologist said.
“The high pressure over Finland is so stable that it is keeping other fronts at a distance. That means that we will have dry weather in the future.”
Short rainfall period can wash away forest fire danger
In any case, the meteorologists estimate that the precipitation on Thursday will be enough to eradicate the long-term danger warning for forest fires.
“It seems that we are not extending it (the forest fire danger warning), but that assessment will be made during Wednesday. We will follow how much precipitation comes.”
The latest forecast is 10–22 millimeters of precipitation over 24 hours, which will be enough for the danger to decrease. Other forecasts indicate somewhat less precipitation.
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