Norway sets records with warmest Oslo November day since 1800s

Norway sets records with warmest Oslo November day since 1800s
A 2010 file photo of the Oslo waterfront. Photo: AFP
November has begun on an unseasonably warm note in the south of Norway.

A number of weather stations across the country have registered record temperatures for any November month in the first two days of November 2020, according to Met Norway.

Two county records were set on Monday, the meteorological agency said in a social media post.

In Oslo, a temperature of 15.9 degrees Celsius was the highest measured in the capital in November since records began in the late 1800s, according to Met Norway.

Drammen, close to Oslo but part of neighbouring county Viken, saw an even balmier 17.4 degrees Celsius, which is a record for the county.

Yesterday, a temperature of 16.1 degrees meanwhile set a record in Smøla, a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county on the country’s west coast.

The record warm temperatures follow an unusually wet October in the southern and eastern parts of Norway, news wire NTB writes. Last month saw more October rain in Oslo than Bergen (which is on the west coast) for the first time in 27 years.

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