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19 lessons on Norwegian weather

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19 lessons on Norwegian weather

Everyone talks about the weather! But how do you say “Nice day!” or “Ooh, it’s a little chilly today” in Norwegian? Read on and Tor will get you fixed up with some weather girl lingo…

tirsdag, juli 04, 2017

Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!

   

9 things you did not know about Norwegian weather

 

1. Vær og uvær

Did you know that Norwegians say "weather and unweather” for good and bad weather?

2. Fy fader, så bikkjekaldt!

Directly translated: Dammit, it’s so dog cold! (Maybe let the dog in - he’s howling in the yard)

3. Har du husket paraplyen?

Did you remember your umbrella for your visit to Bergen?

4. En deilig sommerdag (A lovely summer’s day)

“En sommerdag” defineres av fagfolk som en dag med minst 25 varmegrader. Buskerud fylke har flest av dem… sommerdager i året. (Flytt til Kongsberg!)

5. Skal vi bade? (Wanna go swimming?)

De fleste nordmenn bader gjerne hvis det er 18 grader i vannet. Men den høyeste vanntemperaturen som er målt i Norge er hele 24 grader, ytterst i Oslofjorden ved Færder fyr. Det var i 1975.

6. Solen skinner

Koster på Hvaler gets around 2000 sun hours per year. No wonder why so many people go to Hvaler in the summer.

7. Det regner katter og hunder

Or literally translated to English: It's raining cats and dogs. Maybe Norwegians don’t want to know how much it rains. Only 10% of all weather stations have pluviometers, or rain measuring equipment.

The biggest rainfall ever measured in one day is NEAR Bergen, in Hordaland: 230 mm of rain, that’s 23 cm, or almost 10 inches! Monsoon time?

8. Det snør, det snør, tiddelibom (as sung by Winnie the Pooh)

12 meters (!) of snowfall in one year has been measured on the glacier Svartisen.

9. Vinden hyler

Juvvasshøe is a popular hiking destination. Why? It’s so windy! The highest ever wind gusts measured here: 65 m/s, or 234 km/t (145 mph)!    

 

10 takes on the weather

 

1. If it’s a nice day, you can say:
Fint vær

or

Deilig vær

and

Flott vær

  They all translate into:

Lovely weather!

 

2. If it’s pouring down with rain, try:
Det pøser ned or - Det høljer ned
It’s raining buckets!

 

3. If it’s a windy day:
Det blåser fælt
It is blowing hard

 

4. If you’re feeling optimistic:
Det er vel bare en byge.

It is probably just a shower or

Det er lettere overskyet nå, men det skal bli bedre utover dagen

It’s slighlty overcast now, but it’s supposed to get better throughout the day  

 

5. If you’re feeling pessimistic:
Dette uværet kommer til å vare i flere dager

This will last for days!  

Det skal bli enda verre i natt

I bet it will get even worse tonight

 

6. Winter weather - pluss & minus
Varmegrader (“warm degrees”) = above zero celsius
Kuldegrader (“cold degrees”) = below zero celsius

Kinda cute, isn’t it?

 

7. Heat wave in Norway
" – Hetebølge! Det må være mange-og-tyve grader"

The hottest day ever measured in Norway was 35,6 “warm degrees”  

 

8 The coolest word for ice
Hålke

(What you slide on and break your hip)  

 

9. Norge rundt - Regional variations

Check out this article, at the bottom is a long list of AMAZING weather expressions from all over Norway: Har du et dialektord om vær og vind?  

 

10. How to relate to the weather forecasts

Learn how to say Meterologisk Institutt in one breath: “metrolågiskinstitutt” Remember, the weather is all their fault…

De meldte regn — they predicted rain
De lovte sol — they promised sun
Det er meldt kaldere vær (notice passive form: Colder weather has been forecasted)
Det skal bli varmere i morgen.
It is supposed to be warmer tomorrow.

Notice the use of "skal". It means “is supposed to be, apparently” in this context.

Det var alt. Kos deg - uansett vær!

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