Southern Norway -38,6°C, 20 days with -28/-40°C in a row

It´s the coldest times for southern Norway since Beast from the East 2018, when in Folldal Fredheim -42°C (the coldest temperature for last 30 years) was measured.

Already 5 February 2021 days in Norwegian Oymyakon reported temperature below -38°C and until the March 2021, -40°C should be still broken.

Folldal Fredheim is little municipality in southern Norway, with characterstic very cold climate – mainly with extremely cold mornings in leeward frost basin.

Last 20 days, since 25. January 2021, temperatures in the village every day dropped into interval -28 / -40°C and it´s possible that it was one of the coldest period in southern Norway in this century.

The coldest temperature of the Winter 2020/2021 was measured in northern Norway in late December 2020m shortly after the start of Major SSW /

Since late December 2020, Europe is continuously hit by extreme Siberian air masses, with peaks of Siberian frosts.

It appears, that current coldwave is the strongest /;;; and others…/.

Important factors for declining of temperatures are mainly extremely low relative humidity and high snow cover / and important circulation factors are mainly peaking La nina / and extreme strong negative phase of Arctic Oscillation /

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