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Police increase storm readiness. UPDATE 4 (with video): Western Norway officers are still dealing with a force 10 storm on the Beaufort scale. Phase C of the storm ‘Nina’ is continuing, with extreme weather is affecting both western and southern Norway counties. The latest forecast states that the storm centre has split in two. One part is over eastern Norway’s Buskerud County, heading rapidly eastwards. The other appears to be staying off the coast of western Norway’s Møre og Romsdal County, and is expected to gradually weaken during the evening and night-time.

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Police increase storm readiness

Published on Friday, 9th January, 2015 at 18:08 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th January 2015 at 09:45.

UPDATE 4 (with video): Western Norway officers are still dealing with a force 10 storm on the Beaufort scale.

Stavanger's Vågen
Norway's Met Office expects that winds will die down towards Sunday morningish.Stavanger's Vågen
Photo: ©2015 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


Phase C of the storm ‘Nina’ is continuing, with extreme weather is affecting both western and southern Norway counties.

The latest forecast states that the storm centre has split in two. One part is over eastern Norway’s Buskerud County, heading rapidly eastwards. The other appears to be staying off the coast of western Norway’s Møre og Romsdal County, and is expected to gradually weaken during the evening and night-time.

Met Office personnel have issued an extreme weather warning for several counties. Østfold County residents should expect a westerly force 10 storm (whole gale), with winds of 25 metres per second (90 km/h (almost 56 mph)).

There will be gusts of up to 30 metres per second (108 km/h, some 55 mph)). Winds are expected to die down gradually during the night, however.

The west

Rogaland County is experiencing a force 10, partly force 11 storm (storm-violent storm) from the west, with wind speeds of 30 metres per second (108 km/h (67 mph)) in exposed places.

However, some of the winds in southern parts are up at 33 metres per second (almost 119 km/h (74 mph)), which is force 12 on the Beaufort scale (hurricane).

There are also gusts of between 35 and 45 metres per second (126-162 km/h (about 78-100 mph)).

Moreover, there are high waves, with significant wave heights of between 10 and 13 metres (roughly 32-42 feet). The wind is expected to die down gradually.

Phase C of Nina
Phase C of Nina
By kind permission, Norway Met Office
(VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE)

Officers reported several incidents earlier this afternoon, including fallen trees in several places and roof tiles having blown off.

“A tree has toppled onto the road at Soma School [in Sandnes municipality], with another across Nordsjøvegen in Randaberg [municipality]. There’s also a tree across the road at Revheim School [in the municipality of Stavanger,” said Rogaland Police District Operations Manager Karsten Tendenes.

Parts of a roof came off, and roof tiles fell into the street at Kval in Sandnes and Misjonsveien in Stavanger, respectively.

Severe weather is also cited for Sogn og Fjordane and Hordaland Counties. North-westerly winds in Sogn og Fjordane County are at 22 metres per second (79 km/h (49 mph) in exposed places, considered to be force 8-9 (gale to strong gale).

However, they are expected to increase to force 10, with wind speeds at 25 metres per second (90 km/h (almost 56 mph)).

There might be force 11 winds in places (violent storm), with speeds of 30 metres per second (108 km/h (67 mph)), with gusts of between 35 and 45 metres per second (126-162 km/h (78 to 100 mph)). Winds will gradually die down during the night.

Hordaland County is experiencing a force 10, partly force 11 storm (storm-violent storm) from the west, with wind speeds of 30 metres per second (108 km/h (67 mph)) in exposed places – believed to be the strongest since January 1994.

There are also gusts of between 35 and 45 metres per second (126-162 km/h (78 to 100 mph)), though winds will gradually die down throughout the night.

High waves rolling towards the coast are expected, with possible significant wave heights of 12 to 14 metres (39-46 feet).

Southern-eastern Norway

Vågen in Stavanger
Vågen in Stavanger
©2015 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner
A westerly force 10 (storm, whole gale) is in the southern Norway county of Telemark’s mountain areas.

Gusts are at 30 metres per second (108 km/h, some 55 mph)). Winds will decrease towards Sunday morning.

Aust-Agder County is experiencing force 10 conditions (storm, whole gale) in the mountains, with 30 metre per second gusts in lowland areas, decreasing towards Sunday morning.

Mountain conditions in Vest-Agder are the same. However, force 11-12 (violent storm-hurricane force) is expected at the coast from Lindesnes and westwards.

There will also be 30 metre per second gusts (108 km/h, some 55 mph)) in low-lying areas, with wave heights of 8 to 10 metres (26 to 32 feet). Decreasing winds towards Sunday morning are expected.

Vestfold County conditions for Saturday evening are gusts from the west up to 30 metres per second. Gradually decreasing winds.

There are force 10 conditions (storm, whole gale) in the mountains of Buskerud County, with 30 metre per second gusts in lowland areas. Again, winds will gradually decrease towards Sunday morning.


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Published on Friday, 9th January, 2015 at 18:08 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th January 2015 at 09:45.

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





  
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