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Bad Norway weather continues. As Oslo motorists encounter continued tunnel improvement issues in the Norwegian capital, road issues, high winds, and flooding affect many other areas nationally, Tuesday. The start of June saw 39 motorists extricated from snowy conditions in the Sognefjellet area, with many places having experienced colder than usual temperatures last month. “A low pressure system is on its way eastwards, with its centre  located between the Orkney and Shetland Islands at the moment,” Kjersti Opstad Strand, on-duty forecaster at Norway’s Met Office tells The Foreigner about the current rain with a chance of sunshine period.

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Bad Norway weather continues

Published on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015 at 10:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd June 2015 at 10:49.

As Oslo motorists encounter continued tunnel improvement issues in the Norwegian capital, road issues, high winds, and flooding affect many other areas nationally, Tuesday.

Evening on Talgje Island, western Norway
But meteorologists think that the weather will improve.Evening on Talgje Island, western Norway
Photo: ©2015 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


The start of June saw 39 motorists extricated from snowy conditions in the Sognefjellet area, with many places having experienced colder than usual temperatures last month.

“A low pressure system is on its way eastwards, with its centre  located between the Orkney and Shetland Islands at the moment,” Kjersti Opstad Strand, on-duty forecaster at Norway’s Met Office tells The Foreigner about the current rain with a chance of sunshine period.

“Hordaland and Rogaland Counties will be particularly affected, with most precipitation expected there. There will also be problems over the mountain passes in Sogn og Fjordane County, and people will need to use winter tyres when travelling over these.”

Mountain pass driving conditions in Hordaland, Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Aust-Agder, Telemark, Buskerud, Oppland, and Hedmark Counties will also be difficult due to wind and snow.

Winds in exposed places in Hordaland and around the coast and in the Rogaland mountains are expected to reach force 8 on the Beaufort scale (gale/fresh gale). Gusts might reach speeds of 25 to 30 m/s (some 56-67 mph), classified as strong gale (force 9).

Moreover, precipitation levels in Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder could reach 30 to 40 mm (about 1.18-1.57 inches) in a 24-hour period.

Those in Telemark, Buskerud, Vestfold, Østfold, Oslo, and Akershus Counties are forecast to be between 20 and 30 mm (some 0.78-1.18 inches) in the same period of time.

Oppland and Hedmark Counties are expected to see similar levels in a 12-hour period south of Mjøsa.

Norway’s Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has issued a level two (of four) flood warning for Vestfold, Buskerud, Oslo, Akershus, and Østfold Counties.

“We categorise this level as there being a risk of five-year flood levels,” on-duty NVE hydrologist Elin Langsholt says. “People should don their gumboots and waterproofs.”

Weather conditions are expected to improve towards the weekend, though, according to Kjersti Opstad Strand at the Met Office in Norway.

“These only have to get better. There’s a high risk of sunshine on Thursday,” she concludes.

It is not currently raining where we are in Stavanger.



Published on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015 at 10:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd June 2015 at 10:49.

This post has the following tags: weather, snow, rain, wind, norway.





  
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