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The Foreigner Norway weather: Storms and snow in the south. Southern Norway inhabitants might consider battening down the hatches as the predicted storm arrives, Friday. The northern part of the country has reasonable weather today. “We forecast south-easterly fresh to strong gale winds (8-9 on the Beaufort Scale) with rain in exposed areas in southern and western parts of the country. There’ll be snow above 600 metres (about 1,968 feet),” Inger-Lise Askautrud, on-duty meteorologist at Oslo’s Met Office tells The Foreigner.” “Coastal areas will see southerly force 9 winds later on, with rain showers and a risk of thunder. Whilst winds in mountain areas will much the same, there’ll be a strong breeze in lower-lying areas,” she adds.

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Norway weather: Storms and snow in the south

Published on Friday, 27th December, 2013 at 11:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

Southern Norway inhabitants might consider battening down the hatches as the predicted storm arrives, Friday. The northern part of the country has reasonable weather today.



Snow, rain, strong winds                                                 

“We forecast south-easterly fresh to strong gale winds (8-9 on the Beaufort Scale) with rain in exposed areas in southern and western parts of the country. There’ll be snow above 600 metres (about 1,968 feet),” Inger-Lise Askautrud, on-duty meteorologist at Oslo’s Met Office tells The Foreigner.”

“Coastal areas will see southerly force 9 winds later on, with rain showers and a risk of thunder. Whilst winds in mountain areas will much the same, there’ll be a strong breeze in lower-lying areas,” she adds.

According to her, eastern parts of Norway will have snow above 200 to 500 metres (roughly 656 to 1,640 feet), otherwise this afternoon will see some rain showers.

Mountain pass driving challenging

Meteorologists have also issued a weather warning for Norway’s mountain passes for the next 24 hours, with difficult driving conditions expected.

In southern parts, snow is forecast today on the E6 road around Dovre’s Dombås and Hjerkinn – Oppland County – with south to south-easterly winds up to 12 metres and 9 metres per second, respectively (strong breeze, 6, and fresh breeze, 5).

The E16 main road over Filefjell at Vang in the same country, as well as Sogn og Fjordane County’s Lærdal (Maristova), will see snow. The mainly easterly winds in Oppland could reach speeds of up to 13 metres per second (strong breeze, 6), whilst those in Lærdal might be as high as 19 metres per second (fresh gale, 8).

40-knot winds             

Moreover, meteorologists expect snow and strong winds on other major passes the E134 over Haukelifjell (Telemark and Hordaland Counties), national road Rv7 over Hardangervidda (Hordaland and Buskerud Counties), and Hemsedalsfjellet on the Rv52 (Sogn og Fjordane and Buskerud Counties).

Expected wind speeds on the E134 are anything between 9 and 20 metres per second (fresh breeze, 5, to fresh gale, 8). Hardangervidda will see 8 to 17 metres per second winds (between force 5 and 7 on the Beaufort Scale). On Hemsedalsfjellet, wind speeds vary from 4 and up to 14 metres per second (gentle breeze, 3, and moderate to near gale, 7).

Conditions in southern Norway’s Rogaland and Hedmark Counties, as well as Sørlandet (around Kristiansand), can expect what the forecasters warn are “difficult driving conditions in the mountains and heavy precipitation.”

A damp squib

Inger-Lise Askautrud at the Met Office in Oslo also remarks to The Foreigner that the weather on New Year’s Eve looks uncertain for now.

“We’re expecting a new low-pressure system to pass over southern parts of Norway, with warm and moist air.”

“Temperatures may rise, with rain in many places and snow about 800 metres as we get towards December 31,” she says.

“At the moment, it looks as though there won’t be any rain on Tuesday, but the weather seems generally unsettled. It all depends on when this system moves away.”




Published on Friday, 27th December, 2013 at 11:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

This post has the following tags: norwayweather, weatherforecastnorway.





  
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