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Norway extreme weather over. (With video): Storm forces that brought 100 mph-plus gusts of wind in places are abating, meteorologists say. Sea transport is still affected. The storm centre, which split in two, Saturday, is located off the coast of western Norway’s Møre og Romsdal County and over mid-Sweden. North-westerly winds are slackening to between force 9 (strong gale) and 10 (whole gale), blowing at 25 metres per second (90 km/h (56 mph)).

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Norway extreme weather over

Published on Sunday, 11th January, 2015 at 09:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th January 2015 at 09:52.

(With video): Storm forces that brought 100 mph-plus gusts of wind in places are abating, meteorologists say. Sea transport is still affected.

Nina extreme weather system
This picture shows the Met Office's Phase D forecast and conditions.Nina extreme weather system
Photo: By kind permission, Norway's Met Office


The storm centre, which split in two, Saturday, is located off the coast of western Norway’s Møre og Romsdal County and over mid-Sweden.

North-westerly winds are slackening to between force 9 (strong gale) and 10 (whole gale), blowing at 25 metres per second (90 km/h (56 mph)).

Forecasters expect they will decrease to force 8 (gale), then further to force 5 (fresh breeze) towards Sunday evening.

Extreme weather ‘Nina’ grounded flights to and from Bergen on Saturday. Passenger and car ferry company Fjordline, which runs services between Hirtshals in Denmark and Norway’s Stavanger and Bergen, also ecnoutered problems.

‘Nina’ forced the firm’s MS ‘Bergensfjord’ ship to turn around on its way in to Bergen harbour and shelter at anchor in the Langenuen strait between Tynsnes and the island of Stord.  

Vågen in Stavanger, Saturday
Vågen in Stavanger, Saturday
©2015 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner
The vessel’s arrival in Stavanger this morning on its journey southwards to Denmark was also delayed, with the onward service to Hirtshals correspondingly so. Stavanger-Bergen-Stavanger routes on the MS ‘Stavangerfjord’ are cancelled.

Sunday’s outlook for conditions in western Norway’s Rogaland, Hordaland, and Møre og Romsdal Counties is for force 10 to force 5.

Vest-Agder County, in which popular summer tourist spot Kristiansand is located, did see whole gale (force 10) winds of 25 metres per second west of Lindesnes.

There were stormy conditions and strong gusts of wind in exposed places in the mountains. However, winds are expected to abate during the day.

Winds and conditions in exposed mountain places were, and are expected to be the same in neighbouring county Aust-Agder as well as in Telemark and Buskerud Counties.

Meteorologists consider the extreme weather, called ‘Nina’, to be over for Vestfold and Østfold Counties too.

“Winds have lessened to force 7 (high wind, moderate gale, near gale) at the coast and will continue to decrease,” state forecasters.

(Key: Full storm (storm, whole gale, force 10), sterk storm (violent storm, force 11), orkan (hurricane force, force 12)).


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Published on Sunday, 11th January, 2015 at 09:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th January 2015 at 09:52.

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





  
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