Costa del Hammerfest can look back on a warm September. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Warm autumn on the top of Europe

September temperatures in Hammerfest on Norway’s Barents Sea coast were 3,1°C above normal.
October 05, 2016

Autumn starts like the spring ended; substantially warmer weather than normal. Summers in the northernmost parts of mainland Europe are getting longer.

According to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Hammerfest had an average temperature of 9,6°C last month compared with the monthly normal average of 6,5°C.

Also other places along the coast of northern Norway can look back on an extraordinary warm September.

Both Bodø and Tromsø had 2,9°C above normal, while Longyearbyen’s 4,1°C average peaked 3,8°C warmer than normal continuing the statistics of Arctic temperatures breaking one record after the other. 

September was also much warmer than average in northern Finland. Records from the Finnish Meteorological Institute show temperatures up to four degrees Celsius above normal in Western Lapland. 

The town of Hammerfest had September temperatures 3,1°C above normal. Photo: Thomas Nilsen