Since the beginning of the year, records for temperature have been set in 100 settlements in Norway, and in Oslo for a snowless period (according to weather data as of January 28). In the capital, birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and there is no snow at all. According to the climatic norm, the height of snowdrifts in January should reach 25 cm, NRK reports. What is observed today is not recorded in the meteorological record for the entire 83-year series of observations. The last record is in 1990: then the snowless weather remained until January 26.
In addition to the absence of snow, the air temperature is mostly kept above zero. It is already clear that many monthly parameters will be rewritten. In the same Oslo, the average January temperature is usually -3, 3 °, now it is already 2, 9 °. And in the commune
Sunndal (central Norway) On January 2, the air warmed up to + 19 ° - this is a new temperature record for the day for the winter months in Norway.
All processes cause concern for meteorologists: how will nature react? In their opinion, there is no need to wait for climatic changes, they are already here. So, for plants, an abnormally warm and snowless winter can have serious consequences. Flowers begin to sprout, but they risk dying in the cold, which will still come either in February or in early spring. The soil is also changing - today there are more landslides instead of snowfalls.
Note that Oslo is located at the same latitude as St. Petersburg. Since Oslo is located almost 20 ° to the west, the city's climate is similar to that of the sea. Summer in Oslo is usually cool, and winter, until this year, was considered snowy and mild. Autumn in Oslo is often prolonged, and spring comes only at the very end of March.