Ongoing: Polar low (North Cape - Russian border and North Cape bank, North bank and Kildinbank)
A polar low is moving westwards towards Finnmark. Wednesday evening the low will give northwest near gale force 7 on the coast of East-Finnmark and from early Thursday morning northeast gale force 8 on the fishingbanks. There is expected locally heavy snow showers in the coastal areas of East-Finnmark. The polar low is expected to weaken Thursday forenoon.
Danger is over
Sudden changes of wind speed and direction. Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather.
Weather radar for Finnmark
The map shows where precipitation (rain, sleet, snow etc) falls, the colour giving an indication of the amount.
By emitting radar waves the radar registers how precipitation moves . It will then receive echoes if the waves hit precipitation particles. The animation shows precipitation during the last hours, the last picture in the sequence being the most recent. The time at which it was taken is given (in local time) in the upper right corner.
Under certain conditions the radar waves are deflected and hit the ground instead, giving false echoes. False echoes can be recognised by being fairly motionless.