Southern Norway is ravaged by severe storms. Oslo is spared the most dramatic. But there may be tree falls in the capital as well.
Also in Agder it is blowing hard. On E39 in Lyngdal, a tree overturned in the roadway late Saturday afternoon. In addition, 1400 households are without electricity in the county, reports NRK.
Not so dramatic in Oslo
Around 5.30 pm, the strong wind came to Oslo. The meteorologist on duty Per Egil Haga tells Aftenposten.
– We can expect quite strong winds also in Oslo, says Haga.
– The inhabitants should attach loose objects, he adds.
It will blow quite strongly throughout the evening and night until Sunday, says Haga. Trees can be blown over, but he does not believe in the major damage in the Oslo area. The gusts can be up to 23 seconds, he warns. The east and west sides of the Oslo Fjord will also be hit by strong winds.
– But it does not look so dramatic. North and west of the capital, the wind is stronger.
Occasional gusts of wind
Already early Saturday afternoon, the storm hit Rogaland. Trees are blown over and ferry departures are set.
– It is blowing so hard here now that I do not dare to leave the house, says jærbuen Einar Egeland to NRK.
When the wind sweeps over the Oslo area, it is not the same storm that hits the coastal areas. There are occasional gusts of wind, and it can be quite quiet between each time, says Haga. Power outages are unlikely, he believes.
Several closed mountain passes
These transitions are closed, Saturday at 18.30:
- Rv. 52 Hemsedalsfjellet: Closed
- Rv. 15 Strynefjellet: Closed
- Rv. 13 Vikafjellet: Closed
- Rv. 7 Hardangervidda: Closed
- Fv. 53 Tyin – Årdal: Closed
- Fv. 50 Hol – Aurland: Closed
- Fv. 27 Venabygdsfjellet:
- Closed E10
- Bjørnfjell: Closed