Above 20 in Østfold Maundy Thursday

Easter sun maundy ThursdaySkiing under the Easter sun. Photo: Kyrre Lien / Scanpix

The temperature rose above 20 oC in Østfold Maundy Thursday

On a really sunny day, a whopping 20.7 oC was measured at two places in Østfold on Maundy Thursday.

It was Rakkestad and Øsaker in Sarpsborg who noted this year’s first Nordic summer day, the meteorologists at Yr Tweets.

Clear skies have already been announced for both Eastern and Southern Norway throughout Easter.

It was, therefore, expected that the temperature might reach more than 20 oC for the first time this year.

There are several places that may expect summer temperatures this Easter, but the probability is the largest in Eastern Norway.

Bergen dethroned

Before Maundy Thursday, the highest temperature so far in 2019 was measured in Bergen on April 5th. It was measured 19.8 degrees centigrade there on that day.

“Everything points to several nice and warm days ahead. On Saturday and Sunday, the very best weather will be found east of the mountains,” state meteorologist, Gunnar Livik, tells NTB.

At night temperatures remain low during nights, which is good news for skiers who venture into the south-Norwegian mountains.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today
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