Norway - Climate





Norway Climate 1715
Photo by: Jens Ottoson

Because of the North Atlantic Drift, Norway has a mild climate for a country so far north. With the great latitudinal range, the north is considerably cooler than the south, while the interior is cooler than the west coast, influenced by prevailing westerly winds and the Gulf Stream. Oslo's average yearly temperature ranges from a about 5° C (41° F ) in January to 28° C (82° F ) in July. The annual range of coastal temperatures is much less than that of the continental interior. The eastern valleys have less than 30 cm (12 in) of rain yearly, whereas at Haukeland in Masfjord the average rainfall is 330 cm (130 in).

Norway is the land of the midnight sun in the North Cape area, with 24-hr daylight from the middle of May to the end of July, during which the sun does not set. Conversely, there are long winter nights from the end of November to the end of January, during which the sun does not rise above the horizon and the northern lights, or aurora borealis, can be seen.

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Mark
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Aug 2, 2007 @ 6:18 pm
The temperatures given for Oslo are much too high and are very misleading. Whoever wrote that article should check the actual data and get t right.
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Apr 5, 2011 @ 10:10 am
good day, can you please send me more information about the climate of norway? if you know what is the data behind climate change, tools used to study global warming, negative and positive effects of climate change and how climate change has affected animals and plants can you please help me... thanks for your help and this article was a bit useful hope u respon...
Jessica Friedel
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Mar 19, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
What is the annual temperature range at coastal norway at 60 degrees north?

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