Northern Europe Weather Overview
the further north you head toward the
Bodø, a town in the very north of
coast of Scandinavia is home to
Bodø lies in the very North of Norway, just north of the
Arctic Circle upon the
Bodø also sits in a position where it is just 30km west of the worlds strongest tidal current, Saltstraumen, which sees water speeds reaching 20 knots (about 37 km/h). In this area you can often find strong whirlpools which occurs as 400 million cubic meters of seawater forces its way through a 3 km long and 150 m wide strait every six hours.
Bodø is also one of
As you head further south down the coast you will reach
Summer in this area sees average daily highs of 17 to 18 degrees and minimums of 8 to 10 degrees, which July generally being the warmest month. Throughout summer there are generally about 30 odd days with temperatures in excess of 20 degrees, but on average the mercury will sit below 20 degrees.
Winters can get quite chilly, there are, on average, 22 days
throughout winter which record a minimum temperature of -10 °C or colder. In
Heading further down the coast you will reach the city of
When you head east around the southern coast of
Every summer during June to Early September the city and surrounding area experiences heat waves which see temperature reach in excess of 30 degrees Celsius. The Oslofjord inlet has many public beaches which can be packed out in the summer months. The water temperature in the area generally lies around a comfortable 20 °C and can sometimes as reach highs of 23-24 °C.
While summers are enjoyable in
Global Warming in
When looking at the historical temperatures of
over global warming is great in
experienced flooding in past years. However, as a lot of the
Temperatures have tended to be warmer in recent years. In 2007 it was noted that the Trøndelag area has seen average temperatures increase by almost 2 °C over the last 25 years.
The gases that contribute most to the greenhouse effect/ global warming are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and fluorine compounds. In
Sharing the 2,542 km land border with
the south of the two countries experience a northern temperate climate. They
are still in close enough proximity to be influenced by the warming
The south of Sweden is home to low lying plains and a number of lakes. The winters here are much short than in the north, and rainfall is predominately in the summer months as in the winter months precipitation falls in the form of snow. This is the same for the southern parts of Finland as well which sees the low playing plains play host to the country’s capital city of Helsinki.
The west coast of
is also higher snow fall on the east coast, with Stockholm average 60 snow days per year.
head further north conditions in
On the flipside, like Norway the area experiences the ‘midnight sun’ phenomenon where for 73 days of the year the sun doesn’t set completely and the areas basks in a midnight sun as the sun hovers on the horizon.
between the coasts of
southern most of the Nordic countries is