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Winter weather bites. Cold temperatures come to Norway, with one place setting a record this year so far. Inhabitants in the Eastern Norway valley town of Folldal in Hedmark County awoke to temperatures of nearly -30 C, Monday. “Minus 29.9 C to be exact; and the coldest recorded in this country so far this autumn,” state meteorologist John Smits told NRK.

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Winter weather bites

Published on Monday, 7th November, 2016 at 21:26 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Cold temperatures come to Norway, with one place setting a record this year so far.

Tynset in Hedmark County
Tynset in Hedmark County
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Inhabitants in the Eastern Norway valley town of Folldal in Hedmark County awoke to temperatures of nearly -30 C, Monday.

“Minus 29.9 C to be exact; and the coldest recorded in this country so far this autumn,” state meteorologist John Smits told NRK.

However, this was ‘warmer’ in comparison to one morning some years ago for Jon Olav Brovoll, who was out delivering papers in the area in minus 41 C.

“You just have to dress warmly, keep your fingers crossed and hope that the car starts,” he commented.

Other towns also saw cold temperatures today, with Leirflaten in Oppland County’s Heidal Valley reporting -28.9 C.

Tynset and Drevsjø in Hedmark County recorded minus 25 C.

State meteorologist John Smits also forecasts that this will not be the last of the cold weather.

“It will be wintry the whole week, with skiing conditions in many places already,” he said.

And whilst considerable snowfall left some 10,000 homes in Sørlandet without electricity at the weekend, extreme rain and strong winds are currently battering the Svalbard archipelago north of the Arctic Circle.

Some 140 people in exposed areas in Longyearbyen have been evacuated, several roads have been closed, and people are obliged to stay indoors.



Published on Monday, 7th November, 2016 at 21:26 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: winter, snow, extremeweather, rainfall, winds, skiing, cold, longyearbyen, svalbard, arctic, paywall.





  
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