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Norway skiers hope for first snow on weekend

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Norway skiers hope for first snow on weekend
The refugees arriving in the snow at Norway's Storskog border station. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix
14:22 CET+01:00
Skiers in north west Norway are gearing up for the first decent skiing days of the year this weekend, after weather forecasters predicted up to 30cm of snow would fall from Trondheim up to the Lofoten Islands.
“The prognosis is very uncertain but we are expecting realistically between 10cm and 30 cm of snow, probably mostly in the southern part of Troms,” Gunnar Andreas Noer from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute in Tromsø told The Local. 
 
He warned that it wouldn't be the best quality snow. 
 
“You use your old skis,” he joked. “This is typically early season skiing, so you might go down to the rocks, so you should use skis you don’t mind getting scratches on.” 
 
Norwegians living south of Trondheim, would be getting rain rather than snow, he predicted, while to the east of Finnmark and in Oslo it would probably remain dry.  
 
Oslo on Monday saw its first snow of the season, with commuters arriving at work to snow cover only to watch it be washed away by the rain as the day went on. 
 
The snow also fell at the country’s northern border with Russia at Storskog,  
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