Norway is a long, rugged country with fjords, steep mountains and narrow valleys. The weather is reflected in Norway's varied landscape. During summer, the temperature easily reaches 30 degrees Celsius (90 ℉) in parts of the country, while during winter the temperature can go as low as –50 degrees Celsius (–60 ℉) in some areas.
So, what will the weather be like during exercise Trident Juncture? The answer is: Challenging and unpredictable. A warm, sunny day can suddenly turn into a cold and stormy one within an hour. The conditions also vary greatly even in short distances. When driving, you will experience that the driving conditions can change rapidly. Even on a short drive, the road surface can go from seemingly dry, to slippery.
Inland and mountain areas
In late October and beginning of November, the average daily temperature in the inland training areas normally circles around 0 degrees Celsius (32 ℉). At daytime, the temperature normally reaches 5 degrees Celsius (41 ℉) and –5 (23 ℉) at night. But night temperatures can be much lower. The weather can be sunny and mild, but sleet and snow are to be expected – especially in the mountains.
Lowland and coastal areas
Temperatures near or along the coast are generally higher than inland, but the coast is also far more windy and rainy. In October–November, day temperatures can easily reach 10 degrees (50 ℉). Snow along the coast is not normal at this time of year, but expect frost and icy roads – especially at night and in the mornings.
You can read more about Norwegian climate on the Norwegian Meteorological Institute's
In the links below you will find updated weather forecasts, road reports (in Norwegian only) and current status on flooding and landslides.
DEALING WITH COLD WEATHER
To get the most out of the exercise, you should take certain precautions. To maintain your body temperature at all times and to be equipped for the cold weather, you should know what to wear and what to eat and drink. See our tips below.