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Iceland area storm hits Norway. UPDATED: Extreme weather “Synne” is still affecting western and southern parts due to the increasingly powerful storm south of Iceland. Avalanches, two-county flooding, and mudslides are expected. Norway Met Office forecasters expect some local, inner parts of Rogaland County will see extreme rainfall of between 10cm and 14cm (about 3.9-5.5 inches) in a 24-hour period, Saturday and early Sunday morning. This could be between 14 to 16cm (some 5.5-6.3 inches) of rain in the course of 24 hours in some local places.

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Iceland area storm hits Norway

Published on Saturday, 5th December, 2015 at 00:31 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 6th December 2015 at 13:04.

UPDATED: Extreme weather “Synne” is still affecting western and southern parts due to the increasingly powerful storm south of Iceland. Avalanches, two-county flooding, and mudslides are expected.

'Synne'
Rainfall of up to 16cm (about 6.3 inches) is expected in a 24-hour period.'Synne'
Photo: Norway Met Office


Norway Met Office forecasters expect some local, inner parts of Rogaland County will see extreme rainfall of between 10cm and 14cm (about 3.9-5.5 inches) in a 24-hour period, Saturday and early Sunday morning.

This could be between 14 to 16cm (some 5.5-6.3 inches) of rain in the course of 24 hours in some local places.

Some places could see 25 to 50-year flood return period levels, with coastal areas expected to see moderate amounts of precipitation.

North-eastern parts of Aust-Agder County will experience between 7 and 10cm (2.75-3.9 inches) in 24 hours, and with the same 25-50-year return period levels expected.

Levels in Vest-Agder County are expected to range from 8 to 11cm (approximately 3-4.3 inches) in a period of 24, again, with similar return period levels.

Many places in Rogaland and both Agder Counties are already experiencing rain, with the low-pressure system south of Iceland moving slowly north-eastwards, forecasters say.

“Synne” is currently in Phase C, according to them, with 25 to 50-year flood return period.

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate officials warn of a major danger of avalanches (Level four, the maximum) in Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, and both Agder Counties.

Level four flood warnings are now issued for Rogaland and Vest-Agder Counties, with level three flood level warnings in place for the Counties of Hordaland and Aust-Agder. Mudslide warning levels for all four counties are currently at three.




Published on Saturday, 5th December, 2015 at 00:31 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 6th December 2015 at 13:04.

This post has the following tags: extremeweather, storm, iceland, norway.





  
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