Fire risk throughout the countryNevertheless, the state meteorologist emphasizes that even though the weather is getting wetter in large parts of the country, people should be careful with open fires. “The weather is a bit varied… There is also a fire warning in place… People should be careful,” Moxnes added.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute issued out a forest fire warning on Wednesday for Eastern Norway. At the same time, there is a danger of grass and heather fires in the rest of the country.
“There was a lot of precipitation in Eastern Norway before it became dry, but now it has been dry for so long that there is a danger of forest fires.”
Less snow in the mountains
On Wednesday, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute reports that there is much less snow in the mountains now than there was at the same time a year ago.
“There was less snow this winter than last year, and much of the precipitation came down as rain. So there is a big difference between last year and this year up in the mountains,” Moxnes explained.
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