|Every autumn cloud has a silver lining, according to forecast|
| [31.08.2007, 12:10am, Fri. GMT]|
|This summer may have been unusually cool and wet, but the autumn will at least be warmer than usual, meteorologists say. |
Even by Norwegian standards, this summer has been cool, wet and cloudy. Figures from Statistics Norway show that the month of July was the wettest in 67 years, and that the duration of sunshine in the entire month was as low as 115 hours, less than half the average for July. However, a new forecast suggests that it is indeed true that every cloud has a silver lining. The autumn will in fact be warmer than usual, according to the forecast from the European weather centre in Reading, UK.The average temperature is expected to be between 0,5 and 1 degree Celsius above normal in September, October and November, according to the forecast. Temperatures will be particularly high in areas such as Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal and northern Norway, while areas such as Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder in southern Norway will have temperatures closer to average.
The forecast from the European weather centre only includes temperatures, and not expected wind speed or rainfall. It therefore remains to be seen whether the autumn will be as wet as the summer.
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