Now Christmas is approaching and many people are dreaming of a white Christmas. A meteorologist says it is unthinkable that that wish will come true.
Most of the country will experience sub-zero temperatures on Christmas Eve, with Norway escaping rain on the big day, says state meteorologist Don Christine Thale.
– Thawle tells Dogbladet that the coming precipitation will come as snow.
Moderate winds over large parts of Norway will move south before Christmas Eve, he says.
– So even in southern Norway it will be below zero. The only exception is perhaps coastal areas, he says.
In Finland, low pressure is expected along the coast, which may bring occasional snow showers on Christmas Eve. On the coast of Finnmark, it can be a few minus degrees, but on the plateau the temperature drops to 10-15 minus degrees.
Meteorologist says that there will be no snow showers in Trams but it will be dry and fine.
– It looks like there will be prolonged weather, says Thale.
On the other hand, low pressure is expected in Vesterlen and Lofoten from the north to Mør and Romsdal, he says.
– Scattered snow showers are expected in the region on Christmas Eve.
Maybe not skiers
– In western Norway, Christmas Eve will be cold and clear, the meteorologist says, with no snow expected in the region.
Large parts of southern Norway will also be cool and clear. The same is true in eastern Norway.
Thale says there is a low pressure system in the west that will change the weather during Christmas.
– The best day is Christmas Eve.
– Snow, sleet and rain are likely from Christmas Day, and the weather will be mild, the weatherman says.
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