Norway mountain passes closed due to snow and cold – In July

Snow and cold cause problems in Northwest Norway.

2 July 2019 – The mountain passes over Sognefjellet and Strynefjellet are closed until Wednesday due to snow and cold.

We do not want tourists with a motorhome to remain up there late at night, says traffic operator Morten Hansen in the Road Traffic Center to Bergens Tidende. Hansen adds that the roads are not salted in July.

Old Strynefjellsvegen in Oppland, county road 258, is closed due to difficult driving conditions.

County Road 55 over Sognefjellet will be closed Tuesday night, but the Norwegian Public Roads Administration warns that the road can be closed at short notice if necessary.

At Bjørnabreen in Balestrand in Sogn og Fjordane, three people were surprised by snow on Tuesday afternoon, and the Red Cross moved out to help the three down from the mountain. They got down unscathed, but cold.

Despite the calendar saying that we are in the summer month of July, the Meteorological Institute issued a yellow warning on Monday because there could be a lot of snow in Nordfjord and Møre og Romsdal. This alert is valid until Thursday morning.

Snow showers are expected above 800 meters, and there are opportunities for the snow to lie down on the ground.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

1 thought on “Norway mountain passes closed due to snow and cold – In July”

  1. Much of Scandinavia is under a large blocked low pressure system similar to the usual autumn low parked to the south of Iceland with cells of active lows orbiting the low Gyration.
    Coupled with the static High from Greenland down to the Azores this is leading to a polar plunge of cold air from Northern Norway into Central Germany alleviating the previous high pressure induced warmth.
    Has autumn started early in Europe?
    Such weather system are normal for GSM affected solar cycles, it’s the Sun and its variable UV which controls our climate, not a trace gas used by all life to provide a raw material to build and repairs its cells.

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