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Hurricane forecast for Norway. Meteorologists predict Force 12 conditions in Troms County and northwards, Saturday. The latest forecast shows six places in Nordland County are in for a battering due to the storm called ‘Ole’. Helgeland, Saltfjellet, Salten, Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Ofoten are expected to get gusts of between 35 and 45 metres per second (hurricane force).

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Hurricane forecast for Norway

Published on Friday, 6th February, 2015 at 22:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th February 2015 at 00:27.

Meteorologists predict Force 12 conditions in Troms County and northwards, Saturday.

Extreme weather system Ole
Wind speeds could reach 162 km/h, or 100 mph on Saturday, forecasters say.Extreme weather system Ole
Photo: By kind permission, Norway's Met Office


The latest forecast shows six places in Nordland County are in for a battering due to the storm called ‘Ole’.

Helgeland, Saltfjellet, Salten, Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Ofoten are expected to get gusts of between 35 and 45 metres per second (hurricane force).

These Beaufort Scale Force 12 speeds correspond to 126-162 km/h, or roughly 79-100 mph.

Winds will increase during Saturday morning to give a westerly to north-westerly violent storm (Force 11), with speeds of 30 metres per second (108 km/h (67 mph)) in exposed places.

In addition to the up to 45 metre per second gusts, Salten, Lofoten, and Vesterålen will experience periods of hurricane force winds of 33 metres per second (almost 119 km/h (73 mph)).

High waves are expected in towards the coast, with possible local coastal and fjord area flooding too. Significant wave heights will be between 12 and 14 metres, with some reaching 22 to 25 metres (about 39-46 feet and 72-82 feet, respectively).

The same conditions are forecast for Ofoten, though no significant wave heights are expected.

Troms County further north will see winds increase to a westerly storm, whole gale (Force 10) during Saturday morning, with gusts of between 30 and 40 metres per second (some 108-144 km/h (67-90 mph)).

Though winds may abate slightly, forecasters expect them to quickly increase again to a northerly Force 11 violent storm. Wind speeds will be 30 metres per second.

Southerly parts will see periods of hurricane force winds (12 on the Beaufort scale). These are predicted to reach 33 metres per second (some 119 km/h (78 mph)).

High waves in towards the coast could bring local flooding in coastal and fjord areas. Significant wave heights are expected to be between 10 and 12 metres (about 33-39 feet), with some towards 18 to 20 metres (some 59-65 feet).

Trøndelag Country, south of the six worst-affected areas, will see winds increase to become a north-westerly Force 10 storm, whole gale during Saturday morning, with speeds of 25 metres per second (roughly 90 km/h (56 mph)).

Gusts will reach 35 metres per second (about 126 km/h (79 mph). Meteorologists forecast there might be periods of Force 11 conditions (violent storm) in northerly parts.

Wind speeds are expected to reach 30 metres per second (108 km/h (67 mph)), with gusts of 40 metres per second (roughly 144 km/h (some 89 mph)).



Published on Friday, 6th February, 2015 at 22:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th February 2015 at 00:27.

This post has the following tags: storm, hurricane, weather, norway.





  
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