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Norway: The sun warming up Norwegians in readiness for easter festivities

Posted by African Press International on April 6, 2007

*”Most of southern Norway was basking in sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures this week, but clouds rolled in over Oslo on Wednesday and forecasters warned of possible storms in the mountains.

This is what many Norwegians define as the perfect Easter experience, but it may not last through the weekend.

PHOTO: LISBETH E. VIIG

Early Easter weather forecasts sounded great, with lots of sun, at least in the southern part of the country. Northern Norway wasn’t so good, with a new round of sub-zero temperatures and snow. Trondheim was hit with rain and winds early in the week.

State meteorologists changed their tune Wednesday morning, saying that high winds were likely in the mountains and the sun would likely disappear in the south. Shifting temperatures raised the avalanche danger as well.

Temperatures were due to hover around 10C or slightly lower in Oslo, but “soar” to as high as 16C on Easter Sunday. There was a slight chance of rain over the weekend.

The Norwegian Red Cross was maintaining patrols in the mountains, to aid errant skiers as needed, especially if storms arose. They urged all skiers to carefully check conditions before setting off on lengthy ski tours, have proper equipment and not to be ashamed to turn around if the weather got bad.”*

*”/”*Lifted by Korir and published by African Press in Norway, apn, africanpress@chello.no tel +47 932 99 739 or +47 6300 2525 source.aftenpostenENG

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