Norway could soon feel warmer with respite from cold forecast

Norway could soon feel warmer with respite from cold forecast
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Shivers could give way to an early taste of Spring in some parts of Norway next week.

Temperatures above freezing are forecast in several parts of the country, newspaper VG reports.

Parts of the east and south have moved into single-digit minus temperatures in recent days and mild winter weather is expected next week after an extended cold spell.

“As prognoses are now, there will be… more wind and rain towards the west and it will be a good deal milder. The inner part of the east will probably be colder, but it won’t be as cold as it has been,” meteorologist Håvard Thorset told the paper.

Meteorological agency Yr has predicted mild temperatures in several cities, including up to 6-7 degrees Celsius in Stavanger, Bergen and Kristiansand by next weekend, with around 3 degrees in Oslo.

An exceptionally cold January in Norway followed one of the warmest months of December in recent decades.

“Neither December nor January were entirely normal,” Thorset told VG.

A mild and wet December with temperatures 7-8 degrees above normal in some areas was followed by the coldest January since 2010, according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Although March is now within sight, next week’s milder temperatures are not necessarily here to stay, according to VG’s weather report.

“We are heading into a period which statistically gets warmer and warmer, but each winter varies a lot,” Thorset said.


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