July was a cold month in large parts of the country, particularly in Eastern Norway, which had its coldest July for 50 years.
But the beginning of August has brought much higher temperatures. A high pressure zone over the region will result in the summer heat continuing throughout the week, according to meteorologists.
På tide å finne frem badetøyet i #SørNorge ? Sommervarmen fortsetter ut uka og flere steder vil nå 28 grader?️ Det blir noen varme dager også i #NordNorge, men ikke like sommerlig som det har vært de siste ukene. pic.twitter.com/Ufy4T2Yleo
— Meteorologene (@Meteorologene) August 10, 2020
“Wednesday and Thursday will be the warmest days in the south, with up to 30 degrees in some places,” meteorologist Charalampos Sarchosidis at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute told broadcaster NRK. Temperatures will be high throughout Southern Norway.
Northern Norway, which saw higher-than-average summer temperatures in July, will see slightly more ‘normal’ temperatures, with a maximum temperature of around 20 degrees according to forecasters.
“It won’t exactly be cold, but we have probably been a little spoiled. It will not be glorious summer weather, but it will not be bad either. A little more typical weather for the north,” Tromsø-based meteorologist Sarchosidis said.
Tuesday’s weather is forecast to be “ quite nice for the whole country” with the exception of Finnmark, he added.