Also the weather is unusually cold. Email from Norwegian reader.
I enjoy following your website, and it is very much like many readers say – Whenever there is some extra heat or a wildfire in Australia we can certainly read about it in the news in Norway, but cold weather in Europe is barely reported. The hot European March was duly covered though.
Now however, 2-3 days of locally pile ups of snow has been covered. Today’s story in Norwegian newspaper VG is up to 70 cm (more than 2 ft) of snow in central eastern Norway With meteorological stations Reporting apx. 30 cm (12 inches) in several places. Also the weather has been unusually cold in most of April.
The heading reads: “Extreme amounts of snow in eastern Norway”.
Myself, I am currently on a Greek eastern Island close to Turkey, and even here the last weeks have been unusually cold, 3-7 degrees Celcius below what is normal now.
So the stories of cold April weather indeed stretch from Norway in the west to Russia in in east and all the way down to Italy in the west and Turkey/Greece in the east.