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Climate and best seasons to visit Norway. Actual weather forecast

Tollboden i Larvik Norway is located in the North but thanks to the Gulf Stream, its climate cannot be described as too harsh. This climatic zone here is called “subpolar” with a moderate temperature regime. It is worth noting that the Norwegian climate is somewhat different from that of other countries of modern Scandinavia. In Norway, a lot of precipitation falls within a year. This phenomenon is due to the warm current and the presence of mountain ranges in the territory. In some regions, about 2000 millimeters of precipitation is recorded within a year. Seasons in Norway are presented quite clearly.
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With the onset of winter, the air temperature varies within zero degrees. Strong winds often blow and already in the middle of the month, it begins to snows. In January, frosts begin all over the territory of Norway and temperatures in the northern regions of the country reach up to -20°C. During this period in Norway, there are polar nights, and you get to watch the Northern Lights. With the start of February, the air temperature begins to rise although frosts are still witnessed at night. Most of the days in February are cloudy but there is not much snow during this period. From the first days of March, an increase in the hours of daylight is immediately noticeable. Sometimes, there are flurries but the air temperature always rises up in the mountains. In April, the weather becomes more stable although the temperature can drop to zero at night. In May, heat engulfs the entire territory of Norway. Precipitation during this period is rare, though the weather can be safely said to be unpredictable.
Summer in Norway is relatively cool and calm. In the southern regions in June, the air temperature warms up to 20°C. Water in the sea during this period is 10°C. July is considered the warmest month of the year, the air temperature gets to 26°C. In this case, the amplitude of the fluctuation of night and daytime temperatures does not measure below 15°C. The amount of day light during this period is significantly reduced, there are thunder-gusts and the weather becomes cloudy and unfriendly. October in Norway is the month with the most rain. The air temperature during the day is 10°C, and already from the first days of November, frosts can be observed in the northern regions. It snows here until spring. Throughout the rest of the country, the temperature at the end of autumn does not exceed 5°C. Copyright www.orangesmile.com

Top periods for vacation in Norway

Norway is one of the most visited countries in the world among travelers. The most favorable period for visiting this country is from the beginning of December up until early March. The second peak of tourist activity lasts from late spring to early autumn. The lowest tourist season, during which there is an opportunity to save a lot, is from October to December. First of all, Norway is chosen by lovers of ski holidays, as well as fans of extreme sports. Winter in Norway is quite cold, especially in the northern regions and the central regions. Choosing the time for a trip to a particular ski resort should be in accordance with its location. At the same time in Oslo for example, the air temperature will range from -5°C to zero degrees. If we talk about the central regions, then here in this same period will be -18 to -10°C.
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You can also have a great rest in the Arctic Circle. In January, you can witness the jaw-dropping northern lights. The incredibly beautiful nature, as well as the snowy winters attracts many travelers to come ease themselves in Norway during the New Year and Christmas celebrations. The beginning of spring in Norway is considered to be an off-season; the weather is rather damp and rainy. Planning your travel during this period helps you save up some money. It is also important at this time to go on excursions in the surrounding areas. From the beginning of summer, there is a sharp increase in the number of tourists coming to Norway. All the places of interest in the country are convenient to behold during this period of the year, as there is no exhausting heat, and the air temperature remains quite comfortable for long walks along the rough terrain.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lillehammer With regards to planning a beach holiday in Norway, this can only be achieved in the middle of July. This month is considered the warmest and suitable for water activities; the water temperature here is warmed up to 16 degrees. Yachting is one activity that enjoys huge popularity in Norway. If you like fishing, then travelling to this Scandinavian country is best left until the beginning of summer. Nonetheless, fishing is popular in the southwest region even in winter. In autumn, the fish go to spawn, so it is prohibited by law to carryout fishing during this time. Also in summer, cruise excursions to the fjords are quite popular. It is worth noting that from late June to early July, is the ‘famous’ season of white nights in Norway. During this period, the highest peak of tourist activity is observed. In September, discounts for various excursion tours to Norway are already being offered.

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Actual weather forecast for Oslo, Norway

Map of wind conditions for Norway area

Map of Norway temperature forecast

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Rain forecast for Norway area

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2. Via the top control panel, you can check the following weather parameters: Temperature, Cloud cover, Precipitation, Wind and Pressure.
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Travel advices for top cities of Norway

Oslo
3. Travelling on suburban roads of Oslo independently is rather difficult. The roads here are very narrow and in some areas they resemble serpentine. 4. Drivers should keep in minds that either in the territory of the city or in its suburbs the roads are equipped with security cameras. Even the slightest excess of speed will be certainly fixed, and the penalty for violating traffic rules will be a large fine. 5. Prices in local hotels and restaurants are quite high, so those tourists, … Read more
Trondheim
3. The exemplary cleanliness is maintained in the city; heavy fines are charged for violation of public order and throwing rubbish in the wrong place. Fans of beer have to consider that glass bottles and tin cans of beer can be brought to any store that sells it. In many retail outlets the substantial reward is provided for the return of packaging. 4. In most restaurants and cafes service charge is included in the total score. However, you have to leave a small monetary reward for a good … Read more
Bergen
3. Smoking in public places is prohibited in Bergen, so you should pay attention to the forbidding signs. As a rule, there is a special area for smokers close to all public agencies, restaurants and shopping centers. 4. Tobacco is very expensive in Bergen, so smokers are better to stock up cigarettes in advance. Only persons over 18 years are allowed to make purchases in the local tobacco shops. 5. If your aim is to purchase alcoholic beverages, you will also need to go to specialty … Read more
Lillehammer
3. Thrifty tourists should take into account that taxi services are quite expensive. Even if the trip lasts no more than five minutes, you will have to pay about 20 euros. 4. Lillehammer's main railway station can be found in the city center. Every day, trains depart from here to surrounding towns. The station offers a great tourist center. 5. Even in wintertime, the weather is quite comfortable for walking and outdoor activities. At the height of winter, the average air temperature is … Read more
Molde
3. At local restaurants, gourmets should pay special attention to fish dishes. Excellent restaurants offering dishes at affordable prices are located not far from the city center. 4. If you are going to have breakfast at a local restaurant or cafe, you should remember that quite big portions are served here in the morning. Those who haven’t got used to substantial breakfast should order one dish for two or three. 5. Near Molde, there is a big airport but it serves only … Read more
Larvik
3. The city has a strict ban on smoking in public places. One needs to pay attention to special warning signs, not all restaurants provide special rooms for smokers. 4. The city is dominated by small hotels, so it's recommended to book rooms well in advance. Besides, many private houses and apartments are rented out in Larvik. 5. Not far from the city there is an airport that regularly receives flights from Oslo and some other Norwegian cities. Many tourists prefer to travel here by … Read more

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