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22 days with over 25 degrees


The capital has experienced a number of hot days in May. Photo: Rodrigo Freitas / NTB

Of NTB | 31.05.2024 20:13:09

Weather: A table the Meteorological Institute has sent to NTB, with an overview of summer days and high summer days in the month of May going back to 1991, shows that up to and including Thursday there were 21 so-called high summer days this month.

But also on Friday, it was measured well above 25 degrees in several places.

– Eastern Norway competes with Pasvik to be the warmest in the country today, with around 27-28 degrees in the warmest places, state meteorologist Terje Alsvik Walløe told NRK Dagsriven’s weather report on Friday evening.

The figures for 31 May are not official, but according to Dagsrevyen’s weather report, there were several places in both the north and south that reached over 25 degrees Celsius. The measuring station Nyrud in Sør-Varanger was the highest with 28.8 degrees between 11 and 12, according to Yr.

– May 2024 clearly stands out together with May 2018, writes climate researcher Line Båserud at the Meteorological Institute to NTB.

In May 2018, ahead of a summer marked by drought and extreme heat, there were a total of 27 summer days and 21 high summer days.

The month of May has generally become warmer in recent decades. Since 2015, there have only been two years where there was a single-digit number of summer days in May. In the period 1991–2000, by comparison, there were only four years with a double-digit number of summer days in May.

On Monday, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute will announce a fuller overview, showing which measuring stations measured the most summer and high summer days.

A Nordic summer day has a maximum temperature of over 20 degrees, while on a high summer day the temperature reaches over 25 degrees. On 29 of the month’s 31 days this month, the mercury has reached 20 degrees somewhere in Norway, while 22 of the days have had temperatures above 25 degrees.

In a number of places in the Nordics and the world, new heat records have been set in May. Elsewhere in the world, heat records have been broken, for example, in Mexico City and in India’s capital, New Delhi. In Finland, there have been a record number of days with temperatures above 25 degrees in May.

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