Flam, Norway: Live Weather

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Sunday 22 September
19:42 GMT | 21:42 CEST
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Last updated:

22 Sep
UK Time: 20:40 BST
Local Time: 21:40 CEST
Intermittent Clouds
55°F (13°C)
11mph (17kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:07
  • Sunset 19:25
Temp feels like: 63°F (17°C)
Length of Day: 12h 18m
Pressure: 30.06" (1018 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
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Historic Temperatures for 22nd September in Flam

Average High 57°F (14°C)
Record High 72°F (22°C) (1998)
Average Low 46°F (8°C)
Record Low 34°F (1°C) (2012)

Weather in Flam

FlÃ¥m is a small village in the town of Aurland in the Norwegian county of Sogn og Fjordane. It is located at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometre long and 1,308 meter deep Sognafjord, the worldâs longest and deepest fjord. It lies at 60°50â17âN latitude and 7°7â14âE longitude.

Lying around 200 kilometres inland from the western coast of Norway, Flam is a valley surrounded by steep mountain sides and deep ravines giving it a spectacular landscape. It is an ideal holiday destination with astounding natural beauty.

With appealing weather during the summer and stunning scenery, Flam draws thousands of visitors each year. Luxury cruise ships including RMS Queen Mary II have become a common sight at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord leading to Flåm harbour, making the harbour a favourite port of call within the area.

Climate

The general climate in this region of south central Norway, which includes the area surrounding Flåm and Aurland, is basically a temperate inland climate with naturally warm summers and mild winters. Flam is definitely one of the driest regions in Norway. It has an average of 470mm (19.5in) of precipitation every year.

Summer

The cool summer season at the village of Flåm and its surrounding area has an average temperature of 10°C (50°F), which can rise up to 14°C (57.2°F) during the daytime. However, in recent years, the maximum temperature has been continuously rising, and in some instances has reached 24°C (75.2°F) during the mid-summer month. Though there is a marked increase in the maximum temperature of Flam, the cooling effect of the canopy of steep mountains, together with the long daylights, makes Flåm a haven for outdoor lovers.

Visitors can expect long daytime hours in Flam during the summer, indeed, daytime hours can reach up to 17.6 hours per day thanks to FlÃ¥mâs location at the northern face of the earth, which is tilted half of the year toward the sun. However, even with long days during the summer season, the valley still receives limited amount of direct sunshine averaging just around 7 hours a day.

Considered one of the driest places in Norway, Flåm has its fair share of a limited amount of drizzle during summer months. Flam has a monthly average of 139mm (5.5in) of rainfall, which basically means that it has about 18 days of cloudy skies and rain during the whole season of summer.

Autumn

In this region of Norway, the season of autumn is brisk and short. The month of September brings a dramatic drop in temperature, especially during nighttime. During the autumn season, there is a steady increase in the monthly rainfall average of about 168mm (6.6in) of rainfall specifically in mid-autumn.

As the season progresses, the appearance of rain clouds becomes more frequent averaging 22 days of rain per month during mid-autumn, until the early part of winter. This is largely due to the high precipitation average.

The number of daylight hours drops significantly to an average of 10 hours per day as the northern part of the globe is tilted away from the sun, and this goes on until mid-winter. The ever increasing density of cloud, which hovers over the horizon, together with the reduced number of daylight hours per day, often results to a limited exposure of the area to the sun from mid-autumn until mid-winter.

Winter

Flamâs winter season tends to be longer than average, which is typical of areas in the northern latitude. During winter, temperatures may drop to sub-zero during early November. This subzero temperature can last until the early days of April. In the middle of November, the temperature in the region has been dropping significantly to a mean average of -3.5°C (25°F) to -7°C (19.4°F). Likewise, the precipitation during this period is at its highest sometimes reaching around 200mm or about 8in. Frost and snow is a fairly common occurrence. However, compared with other places of the same latitude, frost and snow are generally limited. Winter weather in FlÃ¥m is best described as mild due to the presence of warm sea water at the Aurlandsfjord.

As the northern part of the globe is tilted farther away from the sun during the cold season, night time at FlÃ¥m and its surrounding area becomes much longer. Winter day time averages around 7 hours and shrinks further to barely 6 hours in the mid-winter. During winter, outdoor activities are limited within the villageâs vicinity as avalanches become usual occurrences in the mountains.

Spring

As the Earth turns its northern face towards the sun, the gradual warming of the temperature becomes apparent in early spring as the warm light of the sun slowly thaws the region once more. From an average of -4°C (28.4°F) in the early spring, temperature climbs up steadily until it reaches 4°C (39.2°F) in May. As the season progresses, daytime hours steadily increase from 9 hours during late winter to around 17 hours of daylight in May. Springtime in Flåm is favourable for outdoor activities as it has the least amount of precipitation within a year.

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