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The Foreigner Gales for western Norway. Forecasters say inhabitants are in for strong winds the next couple of days. The UK is being lashed by storms, but conditions in Norway will not be as severe by the time the weather system reaches the Scandinavian country’s western coast. They will also be far from those seen during last weekend’s extreme weather.

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Gales for western Norway

Published on Thursday, 15th January, 2015 at 20:59 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Forecasters say inhabitants are in for strong winds the next couple of days.



The UK is being lashed by storms, but conditions in Norway will not be as severe by the time the weather system reaches the Scandinavian country’s western coast.

They will also be far from those seen during last weekend’s extreme weather.

Friday and Saturday will see Beaufort scale force 8, occasionally force 9 winds from the south, Norway Met Office staff tells The Foreigner.

Rain or rain showers are also expected.

Force 8 is classified as gale, fresh gale. Wind speeds are between 62 and 74 km/h (39.46 mph).

This equates to some 17 to 21 metres per second, or 34-40 knots.

Wave heights are between 5.5 and 7.5 metres (18-25 feet).

Force 9, a strong gale, sees wind speeds of 75 to 88 km/h (47-54 mph).

Some 21 to 24.5 metres per second winds (41-47 knots) bring 7 to 10-metre wave heights (23-32 feet).

‘Nina’, as the recent extreme weather in Norway was known, was up at force 12 – or hurricane force, as it is known – at one stage.

Norway Met Office personnel also predict there will be snow in the mountains from 500 metres and upwards (some 1,640 feet).

According to their long-range forecast, winds will abate, with Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th January seeing temperatures of between -2C and -6C (28.4-21.2F).

Temperatures in Stavanger will be between 0C and +2C (32-35.6F).



Published on Thursday, 15th January, 2015 at 20:59 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: gales, weather, norway, forecast.





  
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