Strong low pressure system in the Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea affects the weather recent days. A temperature of 8.2 °C was measured in Oslo yesterday. This is the second warmest Christmas in the last forty two years. The record was set in 1971 when the thermometer showed 10.3 °C.
9 °C is the warmest temperature ever measured in a Christmas Eve in Trondheim. The previous record was set in 2007, when the temperature was 9.4 degrees, writes Adresseavisen .
Roads are closed in North
However, many roads and mountain passes are still closed due to inclement weather. This applies particularly in northern Norway. E69 by Skipsfjordshøgda junction in Skarsvåg is temporarily closed due to weather conditions. Also E6 over Sennalandet in Finnmark was closed but reopened on Wednesday morning.
Highway 7 in both Buskerud and Hordaland and Highway 13 over Vikafjellet are also closed due to bad weather.
Both E6 and E16 near Dovre over Filefjell is currently open, but Road Administration warns of ice and slippery roads.